Thinking Inside the Box

Luke Yates

Henry ‘Box’ Brown, a tobacco slave from West Virginia, mails himself in a specially designed 2’×2’×3’ wooden box to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the nearest ‘free’ state in America. This story, alongside crucial influences from famed Philadelphian literati such as Donald Barthelme and Louisa May Alcott, formed the point of departure for this sensational and intrepid show of audio, poetry and acrobatics from PIFAS August 2009 resident Luke Yates.