Feb 05 2011
Dispatches From (A)mended America

First Performance: February 5, 2011, 4 - 7PM, Beverly J. Martin Elementary School Gym 302 W. Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY
Student Performance: April 9, 2011, The Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

The project is a three-phase community conversation about race at Cornell University. The project kicks off with a performance of the play Dispatches from (A)mended American with nine professional actors including Brandt Adams, Sarah K. Chalmers, and Godfrey L Simmons, Jr. This documentary play is a true story of a black man and a white man who interviewed Southerners about race and politics during the month leading up to President Barack Obama's inauguration. Following the performance twenty-four Cornell students will embark on their own process of creating a documentary play about race that will be performed on April 9.  Contact Sarah K. Chalmers at skc25@cornell.edu for more information.

For more information about the play click here.