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Subject: Wire December 2007 - Meet Eronmwon Oviasogie and Diamond Miales
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Issue: # 15 December 2007
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 Nation of ImmigrantsProfessional Premiere 
7:30 PM
Monday - Wednesday
December 17, 18, 19, 2007
Gala Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20010

Monday, December 17,
Pay-What-You-Can ($10 Suggested) 
Tues. & Wed., Dec. 18-19,  
$15 at the door
Young Playwrights' Theater and playwright Patrick Crowley, in partnership with GALA Hispanic Theatre, proudly present the professional premiere of The Nation of Immigrants Project.  Join us for readings and discussion of this new play, generated via community and in-school workshops and written by Patrick Crowley with support from the Creative Communities Fund of the National Capital Region.
The Nation of Immigrants Project contains adult content and language.
Promising Playwrights
Diamond and Elmo and Elizabeth
"You may shoot me with your words.  You may cut me with your eyes. You may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise."
- Maya Angelou

Sitting in the front row as their play is performed, Elmo and Diamond cannot help but join in and speak the rhythmic pulsing words along with the performers. They giggle and tap each other on the shoulder at key moments.

Eronmwom "Elmo" Oviasogie and Diamond Miales are the honored guests of YPT's November edition of the staged reading series, New Writers Now!  Working with a group of seven other girls in YPT's After-school program at Kelly Miller Middle School in the Spring of 2007, Diamond and Elmo created I Rise. Their play was based on Maya Angelou's poem "Still I Rise." Now Diamond and Elmo sit in the front row of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre and watch as professional actors enact the roles...

Our Thanks
Creative CommunitiesThe Nation of Immigrants Project is sponsored by The Creative Communities Fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and the DMPED Neighborhood Investment Fund. 
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