AOP Receives Matching Kickstarter Donation For Abolitionist Music-Theater Festival

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February 13, 2014

(New York, NY) AOP has received a dollar-to-dollar matching contribution from an anonymous donor during the last week of its Kickstarter campaign for Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom, in rep at the Irondale Center this spring as part of the Lines of Freedom Festival. With less than five days to go, the campaign is still accepting donations for the chamber version World Premiere of Nkeiru Okoye's acclaimed folk opera. The campaign has already garnered attention from media sources including an article in the New Yorker. AOP has previously had successful Kickstarter campaigns for its premiere production of Phil Kline's Out Cold at BAM and the Composers & the Voice (C&V) concert series.

Funds for the Lines of Freedom Kickstarter go "directly to our creators -  composer, Nkeiru Okoye, our hardworking casts of actors and singers, talented instrumentalists from the Harlem Chamber Orchestra, local chorus members, and technical artists" as well as to subsidize additional performances for local students.

To make a contribution, please go to

The Lines of Freedom Festival will take place at the Irondale Center from February 20 to March 1, 2014. Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom will be performed on February 21, 27, and March 1 at 7:30pm, and Feburary 22 at 3pm. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for students and seniors and $15 for the matinee performance. For more information, please go to