Ping Chong

47 Great Jones Street, New York, NY 10012
T: 212 529 1557 F: 212 529 1703
info@pingchong.org

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In association with Syracuse University, Syracuse Stage and the Congolese Community of Syracuse, NY

CRY FOR PEACE: VOICES FROM THE CONGO
By Ping Chong and Kyle Bass with Sara Zatz
in collaboration with the cast

Directed by Ping Chong
Associate Director Kyle Bass
Cyprien Mihigo, Dramaturg/ Cultural Consultant

New York City Premiere

October 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30pm
October 21 at 2:30pm

An original multidisciplinary theater work based on first-hand experiences of the Congolese refugee community in Syracuse, NY.

There are approximately 200 refugees from the on-going wars in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that now call Syracuse home. These individuals – victims and perpetrators - represent 12 different tribes sharing a violent past which hangs between them as they live side by side in upstate New York. This community is unique among US-based Congolese refugee communities in its efforts to move past ethnic violence and seek reconciliation and understanding in their new lives in Syracuse.

The full premiere of Cry for Peace was presented at Syracuse Stage from September 11-23, 2012.

La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $20 (General Admission), $15 (Student/Senior)

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

Cyprien Mihigo
Emmanuel Ndeze
Beatrice Neema
Kambale Syaghuswa
Mona de Vestel

Lighting Design: Brant Thomas Murray
Sound Design: Jonathan R. Herter
Projection Design: Kate Freer
Production Management: Courtney Golden
Festival Technical Director: Aki-ology, Inc.
Company Management: Kristina Varshavskaya
Festival Press Representative: Blake Zidell

In association with Friends of the Congo and
Breaking the Silence Congo Week (October 14-20)


ALSO JOIN US FOR:

Congo Now
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 4:30pm-6pm
Ellen Stewart Theatre, La MaMa
66 East 4th Street

Free

In association with Breaking the Silence Congo Week and Syracuse University Office of the Arts

A discussion of Cry for Peace: Voices from the Congo and the current situation in the Congo with Ping Chong (Writer and Director), Carole Brzozowski (Office of the Arts, Syracuse University), Cyprien Mihigo (Cast Member), and Kambale Musavuli (National Spokesperson for the Friends of the Congo).


PRESS

Syracuse area refugees take center stage to tell their stories in 'Cry for Peace: Voices from the Congo'