The Hunting Season

    Art that awakens

    Support "THE HUNTING SEASON"- A Play That Explores Racism From an Immigrant's Hopeful Perspective

    Do you remember Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Eric Garner,. Malice Green. Alton Sterling. Johnny Gammage, Michael Brown Jr., and Akai Gurley? Victims of racism. What if they could've altered their fate?

     New York, NY, United States
    This is a Fiscally-Sponsored Project

    Fiscally Sponsored by Fractured Atlas

    The Hunting Season - a Haitian story from the perspective of a first-generation Haitian American


    Support a new play that expresses American life through a Haitian perspective.  

    First Day of Rehearsal...THE HUNTING SEASON is not just a play


    Be a part of THE HUNTING SEASON

    Tony Award-nominee/Haitian-American actress Pascale Armand Supports The Hunting Season


    Actress Pascale Armand talks about the relevance and importance of THE HUNTING SEASON- a new play by Magaly Colimon. Hot topics on our mind today: racism, police brutality, and how it effects the lives of new immigrants from the Caribbean.  Theatre for social change. Theatre for healing. Theatre for our society. Theatre worthy of your financial support.

    Meet the cast of THE HUNTING SEASON


    It takes a community to create theater.  

    We are thrilled to have this ensemble of actors in our "THE HUNTING SEASON" community.

    Is injustice clouding your vision for tomorrow? Support THE HUNTING SEASON's hopeful message


    Director Cezar Williams discusses the themes addressed in THE HUNTING SEASON that makes it a story of hope worthy of your support.
    The recurring acts of racial profiling and police brutality have damaging effects on the psyche of all people of African descent.  
     
    Imagine how it effects immigrants who have left their homelands with a dream of a "better life" here in America.  As a first-generation Haitian-American, I used to wonder, "Would life be better if we moved back to Haiti?" "What can I do to protect my loved ones?" In response to my own sense of fear, frustration, and disillusionment I was inspired to write THE HUNTING SEASON.  
     
    My play tells the story of an immigrant Haitian family’s efforts to avert fate. A Haitian mother has a premonition that her son will be hunted and killed by police on his 18th birthday.  This magical, hopeful play explores all the measures this family takes to alter his destiny. 
     
    My journey with this play started while I was a graduate student at Yale School of Drama. My initial source was my younger brother's experience of "Existing in America While Being a Black Man." Over the years, a never-ending series of news reports about racially motivated police brutality has compelled me to go back to the drawing board with the journey of the family in this play. If you are thinking, "Darling - you will never be done with this play.  The scourge continues."  Well, my goal over the years has been to instill hope with this piece.  It took me years to filter through the reality of modern day America, to develop the aspirational story of the "Delacroix" family as told in THE HUNTING SEASON.
     
    I am excited to let you know that my company - CONCH SHELL PRODUCTIONS (www.conchshellproductions.com) - is mounting the debut performance of THE HUNTING SEASON in this summer's Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (www.planetconnections.org). 

    It takes a team to create theater and we need you on our team as a financial supporter.

    Send your tax-deductible donation by June 30th, 2018, and you will guarantee that when our director starts staging our play, I will be able to finance our $10,000 budget for our creative team, crew members, actors, and mounting administrative, marketing, rehearsal space rental and materials costs. 

    Thankfully, we have raised $255 from friends.  We need your donations to fund the remaining $9745 budget.

    Please be sure to come see how your donation has contributed to the success of "The Hunting Season" at TEATRO LATEA in The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center - 107 Suffolk Street, NY, NY (between Rivington & Delancey).

    The performance dates are:
    Monday July 16 @5:30pm
    Saturday July 21 @ 5:00pm
    Sunday July 29 @ 11:15am
    Friday August 3 @ 8:30pm
    Saturday August 4 @ 4:30pm

    For show tickets go to:  www.planetconnections.org.

    Thank you in advance, for your generous support.
     

    The Hunting Season is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of The Hunting Season must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


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