Five Congolese refugees from Syracuse take the stage to share their stories of brutality, loss and regeneration. The piece is based on interviews with members of the Congolese community. Cry for Peace aims to promote healing, unity and reconciliation within the Congolese community and promote peace and justice in the Congo.
Cyprien Mihigo, Emmanuel Ndeze, Beatrice Neema, Kambale Syaghuswa, Mona de Vestel, and Dina Ndeze Mahirwe (original workshop)
Director: Ping Chong
Writers: Ping Chong and Kyle Bass, with Sara Zatz, in collaboration with the performers
Production Manager: N/A
Stage Manager: Stuart Plymesser
Lighting Designer: Brant Thomas Murray
Sound Designer: Jonathan R. Herter
Projection Designer: Kate Freer
Dramaturg: Cyprien Mihgo
Collaborating Artist: Kyle Bass
Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY – December 2010; Beckett Theater, New York, NY – April 2011; Georgetown University Washington, D.C. September 2011; Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY July 2012
Premiere: Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY – September 2012
Tour: La MaMa, New York, NY – October 2012
Part of the Undesirable Elements Festival, October 18- November 4, 2012
Syracuse University Press Release
Syracuse Post-Standard Article
Georgetown University Press Release
Congo’s Pain, Told by Those Who Lived It, New York Times, Oct. 12, 2012 Survivors of Horrors, and Their Journey, New York Times, Oct. 19, 2012
Syracuse Stage's Premiere of 'Cry for Peace, Syracuse Blogs, Sep. 16, 2012
Syracuse University Arts Engage Program, Syracuse Stage, Congolese community
National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Nathan Cummings Foundation, The MAP Fund, and Leading for the Future Initiative, a program of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
MetLife Foundation is the National Sponsor of Undesirable Elements.