Do you remember what you were doing when you heard about Trayvon Martin's death? Remember the hoodies? The tweets? The marches? Do you remember how you felt in 2006 when you found out Sean Bell was killed the night before his wedding? Do you remember Amadou Diallo? Emmett Till? Do you know what happened to the muderers of each victim?
Is anyone talk about these stories anymore?
... Not really.
We forget. Until it happens again.
My name is Thais and I graduated from NYU this past May, where I studied Drama. I wouldn't say I'm a playwright, but I am a woman who had something to say so I wrote a play. This cycle of prejudice continues, when people are ignored, judged, and killed due to the color of their skin and Outcry is taking a step towards ending it.The play is set in a space void of time and structure, allowing the characters to interact, laugh and pose questions for each other. The play explores the idea of screaming and not being heard, which is paralleled to crying out against injustice in our society and being ignored.
What We Need & What You Get
The budget for this production is 3,000 and will go towards:
- Lights, stage and sound equiptment.
- Rehearsal Space
- Cast and Crew
Your donation serves as a voice that will be heard. It will allow the production of new theater that will be seen by unusual and unlikely audiences. Your donation is a reminder that prejudice is just as real as it was in 1955 when Emmett Till was killed.
- The past 2 runs have occured in Manhattan at NYU and Horse Trade Theater in Manhattan and will debut in Brooklyn at Jack Theater.
- This play is for young people, for people who don't generally go see theater, for you, for all of us.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you can't donate financially, you're still a beautiful person. You can share through IndieGoGo, Tumblr, Facebook, Tweet, your uncle's motorcycle club, bridge club... Thanks in advance, your efforts and support are greatly appreciated.