Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Clark Lounge, Ithaca College
Ithaca College Theatre Arts & The Center for Faculty Excellence 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.
Directed by: Saviana Condeescu, Assistant Professor of Playwriting & Theatre Studies
With IC Theatre Arts students:
Bernadette Carter, Kate Cough, Desiree Lim, Jelani Pitcher, Julian Rissetto
Stage Manager: David Kanter
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 reading will be followed by a panel discussion with:
-Saviana Condeescu, co-Author and Assistant Professor of Playwriting and Theatre Studies, Ithaca College
-Gustavo Licon, Assistant Professor of Latino Studies, Center for the Study of Culture Race & Ethnicity at Ithaca College
-Dr. Alicia Swords, Department of Sociology at Ithaca College
-Dr. Patricia Rodriguez, Department of Politics at Ithaca College
Moderated by Dr. Wade Pickren, Director, Center for Faculty Excellence
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.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Laurie Wasik at firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 274-3734. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.