Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
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Kevin Peraino, Jay Heritage Center
Jay Heritage Center



The Making of "Dickinson" at the Jay Estate 

On Wednesday, April 6, at 6 p.m., JHC will host a FREE virtual conversation about the making of the Apple TV+ historical comedy "Dickinson," which filmed for more than two months at the Jay Estate last year. The program will feature "Dickinson" set decorator Marina Parkeractor and musician Wavyy Jonez, who plays the character The Wall in season three; actor Gabriel Ebert, who plays Thomas Wentworth Higginson, and historian Brenda Wineapple, whose book "White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson," was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and describes the real-life history behind the storyline set at the Jay Estate.

The New York Times named "Dickinson," which stars Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld as the poet Emily Dickinson, one of the ten "Best TV Shows of 2021." The storyline set at the Jay Estate details the relationship between Dickinson and Higginson, an abolitionist who commanded the first Union regiment of Black soldiers and who ultimately became the co-editor of Dickinson's early poetry collections. Jonez, who also played the rapper the Notorious B.I.G. in the USA Network miniseries "Unsolved," among other roles, plays one of the soldiers in Higginson's regiment. 

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