Performance: York

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Performance: York

In a collaboration of the McNay and The Playhouse in honor of Black History Month, David Casteal offers a powerful performance as York, an enslaved man on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Blending first-person narration with both African drumming and traditional Native American drum recordings, this performance recognizes York’s challenges and accomplishments. Not until 2001, 200 years after the expedition, was York recognized as a member of the Corps of Discovery and awarded the rank of Honorary Sergeant. 


  • Thursday, February 15, 7:30 PM
  • NOTE: The Friday evening performance has been canceled.

Space is limited. General admission is free at this time thanks to H-E-B, and banner exhibition admission is $10. Performance admission is included in the $10 banner exhibition fee.