ADAM is a dramatic, historical play set in the island of Bimini,the United States Congressional House of Representatives and Harlem’s famed Abyssinian Baptist Church. The play highlights the life and challenges of the handsome and charismatic Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. on his political journey as the Congressman representing Harlem between 1945 and 1971.
ADAM is supported by International Communications Association, dba the Dwyer Cultural Center. It is presented in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City, New York City Council, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, New York City Council Member Inez E. Dickens, the New York City Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations, Jimmy Van Bramer, Chair, The New York State Council on the Arts and the Arlen Charitable Trust. The National Black Touring Circuit and New Heritage Theatre Group are members of the Harlem Arts Alliance and the Coalition of Theatres of Color.