Dream Acts: A Play About Undocumented Dream-Eligible Youth - Monday at 4pm

10/23/2012

Contributed by Jennifer Herzog

DREAM ACTS:  A Free Event For The Ithaca College Community

With Guest Artist: NYC Playwright Chiori Miyagawa

One performance only! THIS MONDAY October 29th, 4:00 - 6:00pm

Clark Theatre, Dillingham Center for the Performing Arts

An Invitation For The Entire Ithaca College Community!

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Ithaca College Theatre Arts & The Civic Ensemble present a FREE staged reading of
DREAM ACTS: A Play About Undocumented DREAM-Eligible Youth


Written collectively by:
Chiori Miyagawa, Mia Chung, Jessica Litwak, Saviana Stanescu and Andrea Thome. 
Project originally conceived by Chiori Miyagawa.


Directed by: Saviana Condeescu, Assistant Professor of Playwriting & Theatre Studies


With IC Theatre Arts students:
Bernadette Carter, Kate Cough, Deka Nine, Jelani Pitcher, Julian Rissetto

Assistant Director: Amanda Sirois; Stage Manager: Kelly Frisch; Casting Associate: Matt Prigge


The reading will be followed by a panel discussion with:
-Guest Artist, Playwright Chiori Miyagawa
-Gustavo Licon, Assistant Professor of Latino Studies, Center for the Study of Culture Race & Ethnicity at Ithaca College
-Dr. Wade Pickren, Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at Ithaca College
-Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr., Artistic Director of The Civic Ensemble
Moderated by Saviana Condeescu
Produced by Jennifer Herzog

Dream Acts is a fictional play about DREAM-eligible youth, in which five undocumented teens from Nigeria, Mexico, The Ukraine, Korea, and Jordan face the extraordinary challenge of living ordinary lives under the radar. Each story is moving and urgent; some are funny, others are tragic, and through their experiences, we learn about the DREAM Act and the secret lives led by undocumented youth.


The cast addresses us as “Dreamers,” inserting us into the plights we’ve just witnessed. What’s more American—and perhaps more human—than to dream? In creating a rich, entertaining and well acted portrait of the lives of young immigrants, “Dream Acts” does its part to bring their dreams a little closer to home. -NEW YORK THEATRE REVIEW

Originally conceived by Chiori Miyagawa, DREAM Act Union is an unincorporated group of women theater artists working together to raise awareness of the challenges that undocumented youths face and the DREAM Act bill through creation of theatrical events. www.DreamActUnion.org


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Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Saviana Condeescu at scondeescu@ithaca.edu

 

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Please join The Civic Ensemble later that evening for a second FREE event with guest artist, Chiori Miyagawa!

THIS LINGERING LIFE: EIGHT NOH PLAYS IN ONE AMERICAN ACT by Chiori Miyagawa

Followed by a discussion with the playwright

7:30pm at The Kitchen Theatre - 417 W State St. / W Martin Luther King Jr. St.  

Directed by: Norm Johnson, IC Theatre Arts Associate Professor

Featuring a cast of IC Theatre Arts students, faculty, and alumni, & Cornell Theatre faculty


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