Historical Piracy Performance

Historical Piracy Performance

Tales of the Golden Age of Piracy Performance

In 1715, Angus “Quill” MacGregor, nephew of the infamous Highlander outlaw Rob Roy, sailed to the Caribbean to join the pirate rebellion fighting to place Catholic James Edward Stuart on the throne of Britain instead of the German-speaking Protestant George.

Joey Madia, actor, screenwriter, audio dramatist, playwright, novelist, and director will perform in-character as Angus with QA to follow.

This is free and open to the public and brought to you by the Friends of the Handley Regional Library System on Zoom.  Registration is required.


October 8th 6:30PM -8PM on Zoom  https://www.handleyregional.org/goldenage                 


Joey has written several main stage musicals and dramas, with a specialty in Historical Education Theatre and participatory plays for youth. He has written and performed pieces about Civil War Captain Louis Emilio as a Chautauqua Scholar for Voices from the Earth, and since 2016 he has portrayed six different Golden Age pirates and a Royal Navy lieutenant in The Cannon and the Quill, commissioned by Port City Tour Co.

As a teaching-artist he has taught and mentored thousands of students in theatre and creative writing and has spoken at many schools and national conferences. He has worked with organizations including The Epilepsy Foundation of NJ and Camp NOVA to bring theatre to students with disabilities.

Funding has been provided by Virginia Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.  For more information, please visit www.VirginiaHumanities.org