Title image from There is a Field

There is a Field (2017)

Thursday, September 28, 7:30 p.m. also Thursday, September 14, 2017, 9:00 p.m.

The “MuCCC”, Multi-Use Community Cultural Center
142 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

Staged drama performed with script in hand.

Tickets for the September 14 performance go on sale July 11, 2017 at the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival website.

Tickets for the September 28 encore performance will be available via the MuCCC website.

About the Play

A medical student finds herself in turmoil as she tries to find answers to how her peace-activist brother was killed by police near a Palestinian protest. How will she find answers when the “system” has to investigate itself? What would you do?!

Jen Marlow, Playwright
Jen Marlow

Jen is an award-winning author / filmmaker / playwright and human rights / social justice activist. Her plays include There Is A Field. Her books include I Am Troy DavisThe Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian’s Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker, and Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival. Her films include One Family in Gaza, Rebuilding Hope: Sudan’s Lost Boys Return Home and Darfur Diaries: Message from Home, and, just completed, Witness Bahrain.

For more information about Jen’s work, visit www.donkeysaddle.org.

Reuben J. Tapp, Director
Reuben J. Tapp

Reuben J. Tapp is a native of St. Louis, MO with a BS/MS in Agribusiness and additional graduate work in Sociology. He has called Rochester, NY home for more than 10 years.  His local directorial credits include Ameri/Cain GothicWindow PainsAll White CasteFar from GraceMama Leone, and A Safe Distance from Love.  Reuben is a founding member and dramaturg for The Rochester Bronze Collective, artistic director of {theatre}+{nafsi}, an artist in residence at MuCCC, has received a TANYS Festival award for Outstanding Acting and ROC award for BEST Ensemble, a teaching artist in various school districts, community centers, and is looking forward to expanding his outreach into juvenile & adult correctional facilities.  He specializes in Black theater and process drama or ‘theater of the oppressed’ which allows persons to use the ‘drama’ in their lives to become the impetus for ‘solutions’ in their lives of others.

Current projects and collaborations include There is a FieldA Safe Distance from LoveMy folks didn’t want me to talk about it: narratives of the formerly enslaved, The Church: web-seriesThe Blacks: A Clown Show, and singing tunes of Sammy DavisJr with Frank’s Rat Pack. Mr. Tapp is a videographer/editor for various youtube channels such as Sistah Doctor, VisionMedia Group, etc. 

For more information see mpactoday.com.