Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Support your Latina artist and play writer. If you are in the new York City area check out Death of A Dream. A Prolific play about domestic violence
Nancy Genova's The Death of a Dream written by a survivor of domestic violence Nancy Genova doesn't just focus on the violence in relationships but explores why victims stay. The play offers rare insights into the lives of couples where co-dependency, passion and obsessions overlap. Too quickly society has judged victims rather than viewing the situation from the victim's view. The play will be directed by Frank Perez Obie award winning director of El Cano (Repertorio Espanol). The story centers around three women from different lifestyles and professions who become victims of different forms of violence at the hands of different men.
The Death of a Dream examines how victims justify their perpetrators actions. It also describes the lives of men who grow up and victimize women. The play discusses; self-perceptions, economic status, gender roles, crisis with gender identification and the long lasting effect that the impact of trauma has on people's lives.