CON DOUGH: Stories of 1 in 5 Gentrified
WRITTEN BY: DENA IGUSTI & RAY JORDAN ACHAN
DIRECTED BY: RAY JORDAN ACHAN
PRODUCED BY: EXILED TONGUES AND SHORT LINE REVIEW
RESIDENCY AT CENTER AT WEST PARK; PREMIERING IN FEBRUARY 2021
ABOUT: CON DOUGH: STORIES OF 1 in 5 GENTRIFIED is a new documentary theater piece that captures the violence gentrification has done to low income communities and communities of color across NYC. It uses a culmination of interviews from residents, students, organizers, and educators that have grown up in the NYC for over a decade as well as project leaders Dena Igusti and Ray Jordan Achan’s personal experiences as born and raised New Yorkers that have been traumatized by gentrification. The production highlights the way the constant fear of displacement affects New York identity, and what it means to call a place that neglects your livelihood “home." By bringing community awareness around the issues of gentrification and how it is inextricably linked to racial and class politics, writers Achan and Igusti strive to give marginalized communities a voice and motivate individuals to demand accountability from their elected leaders.
CON DOUGH: STORIES OF 1 IN 5 GENTRIFIED IS A FISCALLY SPONSORED PROJECT BY THE NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS. DONATIONS TO THIS PROJECT ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
There will be a livestream of the performance on Friday, February 26th at 7:30pm and two prerecorded performances on Saturday February 27th at 7:30pm and Sunday February 28 at 2:30pm. TICKETS ARE $10 and are available to purchase here
If you are interested in participating in this documentary piece, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.