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Lia Chang: Jeanne Sakata Set for SEVEN on March 21, 2012

( L to R) Sohina Sidhu, Alexandra Napier, Jeanne Sakata, Sabina Zuniga Varela, Marlene Forte, Chastity Dotson, Elizabeth Canavan. Photo courtesy of Jeanne Sakata

(L to R) Sohina Sidhu, Alexandra Napier, Jeanne Sakata, Sabina Zuniga Varela, Marlene Forte, Chastity Dotson, Elizabeth Canavan. Photo courtesy of Jeanne Sakata

Jeanne Sakata (Mo Sochua), Chastity Dotson (Hafsat Abiola), Alex Napier (Marina Pisklakova Parker), Liz Canavan (Ias nez McCormack), Marlene Forte (Annabella de Leon), Sabina Zuniga (Farida Azizi), and Sohina Sidhu (Mukhtar Mai), are featured in SEVEN: Art at Work for Human Rights and Social Justice, at the University Park Campus, Bovard Auditorium (ADM), on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 7:00pm. Admission is free. Reservations required. To RSVP, click here.
Jeanne Sakata

Jeanne Sakata

SEVEN is a collaborative documentary theatre piece written by seven award-winning women playwrights. Based on personal interviews, SEVEN tells the stories of seven incredible women from around the world who have faced risks to themselves and their families to take on human rights abuses in their countries. One of the women set up the first domestic-violence crisis center in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, even as the government denied the existence of such abuse. Another, in Pakistan, refused to remain silent after she was raped, demanding justice; she later opened a school so that young girls would no longer be victimized because of illiteracy. Still another returned to Cambodia after her parents had been killed by the Khmer Rouge to work against human trafficking. In the interwoven stories, what emerges is a connection of common purpose, determination and courage. The groundbreaking play was written by Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith and Susan Yankowitz.

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SEVEN: Art at Work for Human Rights and Social Justice
Visions and Voices
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 : 7:00pm
University Park Campus
Bovard Auditorium (ADM)

Other articles by Lia Chang:
Remembering Civil Rights Leader Gordon Hirabayashi,1918- 2012
Reading of Jeanne Sakata’s Dawn’s Light: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi Starring Joel de la Fuente in New York
Thom Sesma Stars in Jeanne Sakata’s Dawn’s Light: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi
Photos: BD Wong in Rehearsal for “Passing It On: An Evening of Mentorship to Benefit Rosie’s Theater Kids”
Photos: In Rehearsal with Director Bartlett Sher and the cast of Shinsai: Theaters for Japan
Thom Sesma, Patti LuPone, Cindy Cheung, Jennifer Lim, Sab Shimono, James Yaegashi and more set for Shinsai: Theaters for Japan Benefit on March 11 at the Great Hall at Cooper Union in New York
Multimedia: Exclusive photos and video of Disney’s The Lion King Las Vegas -In the Makeup Chair with Thom Sesma
David Henry Hwang to Receive 2012 William Inge Distinguished Achievement in the American Theatre Award
The SFIAAFF30 Kicks Off with World Premiere of White Frog Featuring Booboo Stewart, Harry Shum, Jr., Joan Chen, Kelly Hu and BD Wong, at the Castro Theater on March 8
Tony award-winning actor BD Wong stars in NBC’s Awake; video preview and interview
Chinglish Playwright David Henry Hwang Moderates “RepresentAsian: The Changing Face of New York Theater” at Pope Auditorium at Fordham University
Photos: Yellow Fever Playwright Rick Shiomi Explores New Territory with An All-Female Cast
Coming to America through The Angel Island Immigration Station
Orville Mendoza Joins the Broadway Cast of Peter and the Starcatcher, Previews Begin March 28 at the Brooks Atkinson
Photos: Laila Robins, Sean Dugan, C.J. Wilson, Peter Francis James, Bill Irwin and Tricia Paoluccio at Signature Theatre Company’s revival of Edward Albee’s The Lady From Dubuque
Photos: “How To Succeed” stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rose Hemingway and John Larroquette at Lord & Taylor for Windows Unveiling
Multimedia: Promises, Promises’ Stars Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes at Lord & Taylor Fifth Ave Photo Flash: Library of Congress’ IN REHEARSAL Exhibit
Photos: David Duchovny, John Earl Jelks, Amanda Peet, Tracee Chimo at Opening Night Party of Neil LaBute’s Break of Noon
Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

Lia Chang. Photo by Brianne Michelle Photography

Lia Chang. Photo by Brianne Michelle Photography

Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist.
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