Henry Box Brown


Gospel, R&B, blue grass and African American spirituals with an infusion of American folk music - weave together to tell this true story of an 1850’s Virginia Slave who shipped himself to freedom in a box! It is the American Les Miserables - where the triumph of the human spirit prevails through the sacrifice of black and white abolitionists.

Casting: Youth Production: Ages 11-18 yrs
Casting: Adult Production: Ages 25 and up
Audiences: Ages 8+ up
Length: 1:20 mins
Themes: Black History, Race Relations

Press Kit:
Review  ~  Flyer ~  Postcard  

Teachers' Toolkit:

  • Theme-Based Discussion Games / Values Clarification Exercises
  • Vocabulary Builder
  • Story Summary / Character Analysis
  • Lesson Plans
  • Perusal Script Application

Henry Box Brown (Off Broadway Cast)

Henry Box Brown (Youth Production)

Sample Songs: