7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17
Some only see a cardboard sign, a tent, a shopping cart of belongings. But every person has a history, an identity – a name. I HAVE A NAME is an original play sharing stories of five Lansing area people who are or have been homeless.
Woven together with music, dance, poetry and photography, the play was written by LCC English professor Judy Allen MacRae, inspired by stories her students collected from Volunteers of America clients.
I HAVE A NAME is directed by Paige Dunckel, music and lyrics by Chelle Peterson, choreography by Lauren Mudry, photography by Heather Allen, projection design by Julian Casimir-Barnes Hendrickson, lighting design by Nick Eaton, and poetry by Cruz Villarreal, Deborah Esther Nyamekye, and Barbara McCarty Clauer's Fall 2018 Community Generated Poetry Project with script consultation from Rob Roznowski. Post-show discussions will be led by Janet Marion with LCC's Human Services program.
The company includes Kelly Baltusis, Kailen Berry, Ny'kieria Blocker, Davonte Cotton, Kayla Henry, Sydney Jeane Hill; Quinn Thomas Kelly, Steve Lee, Emmie Paullin, Bob Robinson; Isaiah Scruggs, Collin Smith, Ian Smith, Josh Smith, Jared Thompson, Amanda Tollstam and Jeffry Wilson. Faculty poets performing are Jonah Mixon-Webster and Cruz Villarreal.
Only two performances, both FREE admission (no tickets required), however, generous DONATIONS welcome!
Nov. 16th marks the start of Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week across the nation. A donation drive will be held from Nov. 1-24 on LCC's campuses in conjunction with I HAVE A NAME. Please bring socks (new), and gently used gloves, mittens and hats to Dart when you attend a performance.
Donations will also be accepted for the LCC Cares fund that supports LCC students' housing, food and other non-tuition needs (cash, card or check payable to LCC Foundation).
Location: 500 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI, 48933, Lansing Community College Performing Arts - Dart Auditorium, MI
Phone: (517) 483-1522
Time: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM