New Diaspora Drama Festival Comes To New Bedford In May

The festival will take place at the Neighborhood College Theatre of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, located at 1215 Purchase Street in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The films on May 19, 20, 21, 22 will be presented at 8 p.m. in the evening and at 4 p.m. in the afternoon on Sunday the 23rd of May. Tickets are $10 per night or $40 for a festival pass.

NEW DIASPORA DRAMA FESTIVAL COMES TO NEW BEDFORD IN MAY

DARTMOUTH, MA. - The New Diaspora Drama Festival is a five-night presentation of short plays and films, by and about Black, Native American and Hispanic people, running from Wednesday, May 19 through Sunday, May 23, 2004. This New Diaspora Drama Festival is a celebration of theatrical and cinematic arts by and about people of color, particularly focusing on those emerging in the medium from eastern Massachusetts and New England. 

The festival will take place at the Neighborhood College Theatre of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, located at 1215 Purchase Street in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The films on May 19, 20, 21, 22 will be presented at 8 p.m. in the evening and at 4 p.m. in the afternoon on Sunday the 23rd of May. Tickets are $10 per night or $40 for a festival pass. 

Some of the filmmakers and playwrights whose work will be included are Charles A. Burks, Catherine Bruhier, Robert Johnson, Daniel Kubert, Paula J. Caplan, Mzuri, Frank Shefton, Dominic Taylor, Deborah Marcano, Ben Gilbar, Ella Turenne, Kona Khasu - Ed Bullins, Mwalim, Busted ‘Fro, Lyndon McCray, Tim Greene, William S. Yellow Robe, Jr., Raul Maldonado, Andre Cambell, Hartman Deetz, DCNYTV, Ben Gilbar, Frank Shefton, Richard Cambridge, Vernon C. Robinson and Anna Marie Lopes, a New Bedford resident.

For more information, contact Mwalim ( Prof. Morgan James Peters) (508) 999-8304 
mpeters@umassd.edu. 


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