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When:   January 15, 2009 8:00pm-9:30pm
Price:   15.00
Type:   Arts

Celebrate Barack Obama's historic inauguration with Creative Destruction as they remount their hit show OBAMA DRAMA: A POLITICAL THEATRICAL SPECATACULAR! with a special Inauguration Celebration. Originally commissioned and performed in October 2008, OBAMA DRAMA is a weekend of world-premiere short plays inspired by the man, the myth(s) and the Michelle of the 44th President of the United States.

As the 2008 election heated up, Creative Destruction asked playwrights to dramatize what most intrigued them about Barack Obama.  The result was an immediate, powerful look at the man who embodied the hopes and dreams of a nation ready for change.  For three nights, a cast of 18 actors played to sold-out houses and standing ovations as a community came together in the hopes of change. Twelve days later, on November 4, 2008, Obama was elected and history was made.

Grab front row seats to history January 15-17 as we celebrate Obama's historic victory, Inauguration, and Presidency.  Stay and play with the artists of Creative Destruction at their "Barack the Inauguration" Party following the show on Friday, January 16th.  Join us in celebrating Change coming to Washington.

The Artistic Company for OBAMA DRAMA:  A Political Theatrical Spectacular! features:

PLAYWRIGHTS:  Nastaran Ahmadi (YSD 06), Zakiyyah Alexander(YSD 02), Sarita Covington (YSD 07), Kimberly Megna, Harrison David Rivers, Matt Schatz, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart(YSD 07)

DIRECTORS: Carlos Armesto, Nelson T. Eusebio III (YSD 07), Jose Zayas

An Equity approved Showcase starring:

Ashley Bryant*(YSD 08), Keith Eric Chappelle*, Arlene Chico Lugo,  Sarita Covington* (YSD 07), Wen-Chuan Dai (YC 08), Siho Ellsmore*, Crystal Finn*, Ben Graney, Rory Lipede, Ryan McCarthy*, Tom Everett Russell*(YSD 07), Derrick LeMont Sanders*, Shawn Setaro, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart* (YSD 07), Laura June Weissinger

*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

Costumes - Kate Cusack (YSD 06), Lighting Ji-Youn Chang (YSD 08), Sound - Sharath Patel (YSD 06)

Producers:  Nelson T. Eusebio, III (YSD 07) and Kelly L. Miller

CREATIVE DESTRUCTION is a theatrical collective dedicated to the creation of political, diverse, electrifying drama. We aim to exemplify the values of creativity, diversity, generosity and innovation. Creative Destruction seeks to create large-scale change through the creation of dramatic mayhem. We create this mayhem through the commissioning of new work, cross-disciplinary collaboration, re-imagining classics, and infusing our work with the joy of creation.

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