THE STORY OF THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS
AND THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM
(Presented by Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, 2023)
Written and Directed by Dante Green
Props and Stage Management by A'nie Kirchner
Costume Design by Thom Skirot
Scenic Design by Michael Yerges
Among the earliest caretakers of America’s national parks were soldiers from all-Black regiments. Starting in the 1890s, the Buffalo Soldiers played a critical role in protecting and building the infrastructure of the country’s most cherished public lands, our National Parks. Using song and BTE’s hallmark energetic physical storytelling, PARK PROTECTORS: The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers and the National Park Service will take students on a musical journey through Yosemite and into the past to learn the compelling and under appreciated history of the brave men who fought wildfires and poachers to create the now-familiar role of Park Ranger.