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UE/East Harlem (DreamYard), 1999 & 2001

ABOUT

Original Undesirable Elements cast member Trinket Monsod collaborated with DreamYard to create a theatrical production sharing the first-hand experiences of public school students of New York City. DreamYard is an arts-in-education organization that integrates the arts into the curricula of NYC middle school students to promote literacy, develop self-esteem, and spark interest in education.

Undesirable Elements/East Harlem

CAST

Meighan Ackon, Rachard Badal, Phyllis Barnwell, Nicole Buchanan, Lauren Franklin, Jennifer Holman, Elliot Martinez

With special guest:
Patrick Ssenjovu on djembe, mbira & violin

ARTISTIC TEAM

Co-created and directed by: Emerald Trinket Monsod

PERFORMANCES

Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, East Harlem, NY (May 1999)


Undesirable Elements/DreamYard 2001

CAST

Meighan Ackon, Marisol Agosto, Rachard Badal, Shomari Chinnery, Colin Fredericson
with Lauren Franklin

Video participants: Nakitta Feliciano, Ana Montes, Lailoni Narvaes, Yesenia Serrano
Special guests: Keba Cissoko on Kora and Michael Markus on Djembe

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director: Emerald Trinket Monsod
Developed by: Patrick Ssenjovu, in collaboration with the cast
Production Coordinator: Tania Salmen
Installation Conceived by Emerald Trinket Monsod, built by Alain Jezequel
Video Direction: Dahna Abourahme

PERFORMANCES

Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, New York, NY (May 2001)

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

DreamYard

FUNDERS

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs