Below is the text. Click on this link for the signed letter of support: EHNC VFC Letter, or let us know an organization who may be interested in an outing. Tix are $10 and group discounts/workshops available.
Dear Educator and/or Community Leader,
Voices From Chornobyl is a play that explores the many impact and health implications of the Chornobyl disaster that changed the world. The play’s intention is to help the children of the region by spreading awareness of the initial and ongoing impacts of the disaster, including the long-term mental, environmental, and physical effects of radiation. In addition to the Los Angeles 25th Anniversary readings in April, the VFC team was invited to perform in San Diego, and presentations were also held in the UK as part of Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline commemorations.
The EHNC endorsed 2009 readings as part of the Earth Day Celebrations which took place in the Cahuenga Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. These included a talkback with a USC Professor who now consults on nuclear power technology in the White House.
The play does not take a stance on nuclear power, but rather presents stories and context so that our audience may further educate themselves and make their own decision.
In an effort to reach even more people with these forgotten stories, playwright and project director Cindy Marie Jenkins wrote a children’s script, both interactive and educational. Voices From Chornobyl Jr. will be presented as part of the Fringe Family programming in the June Hollywood Fringe Festival.
We at the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council both support this interactive and educational play, and urge you and your group to consider scheduling a field trip to the performance. Group discounts and workshops with your students are also possible as part of the experience.
Performances for June include:
Saturday, June 11th | Preview | free for groups of 5 or more
Saturday, June 18th | 1pm | $10 tickets & group discounts available
Sunday, June 19th | 1pm | $10 tickets & group discounts available
Saturday, June 25th | 1pm | $10 tickets & group discounts available
Sunday, June 26th | 1pm | $10 tickets & group discounts available
All profits from the performances benefit Chernobyl Children’s International, a charity that sends medical aid to hospitals & orphanages in the region, as well as provides holidays for those ill due to long-term effects of radiation exposure.
Thank you for your time and we hope you consider supporting the stories of these survivors as well.
for more information go to www.voicesfromchornobyl.com