2006 Road to Dafur

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For Immediate Release:  October 4, 2006Media Contact:  Alicia Steger 516.572.9634E-mail:  alicia.steger@ncc.edu

The Nassau Community College Fall 2006 Cultural Program Presents: "The Road to Darfur: A Theatrical Call to Action About the Genocidal Crisis in Sudan"darfur

October 25

Garden City, NY – The Nassau Community College Fall 2006 Cultural Program is proud to present The Road to Darfur: A Theatrical Call to Action About the Genocidal Crisis in Sudan on Wednesday, October 25 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:55 p.m. in the College Center Building. The Road to Darfur, a Chapmyn Spoken Word Production, is a 'choreopoem' play featuring Chapmyn Spoken Word actors.James Chapmyn spent his childhood in Oklahoma and Kansas. By age 23, he had fallen upon misfortune and found himself homeless, depressed and suicidal. It was then that he wrote what would become his first play. Chapmyn Spoken Word was founded as Living the Dream, Inc. in 1988 in Columbus, Ohio, as a theater company producing plays about the impact of HIV and AIDS on the black community. Both its success and a series of grants over the years assisted the not for profit company to expand its efforts to produce plays, workshops, poems and lectures about issues facing the world today.

One of the major objectives Writer/Producer/Director James Chapmyn has for his 'theatrical soul search' play is to increase awareness of the current issues facing the African continent. He and his fellow performers address controversial topics including racism, genocide and economic oppression and the global response to these issues. Chapmyn also wishes to validate the power of individual action by making viewers aware of the opportunity to respond. After the hour-long play, the actors will be available for a facilitated discussion with the audience.

The Road to Darfur: A Theatrical Call to Action About the Genocidal Crisis in Sudan, is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled. For more information about this or any other NCC Cultural Program, call 516.572.7153.

 

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