Monday, May 16, 2016
New Freedom Theatre presents the World Premiere of The Ballad of Trayvon Wednesday, May 18 – May 22, 2016
You know the headlines behind this tragic event, join us as we present The Ballad of Trayvon Martin an American Play, written by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj and Thomas J. Soto, directed and choreographed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj.
The Ballad of Trayvon Martin is a poetic docudrama with music inspired by events surrounding the death of teenager Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012, which took place in Sanford, Florida. Martin was shot and killed by neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman who was acquitted of murder based on Florida’s highly controversial Stand Your Ground Law. The play documents the last seven hours of Trayvon’s life, his legacy and his role in the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 – 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 19, 2016 – 11:00 am and 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 21, 2016 – 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 22, 2016 – 3:00 pm
Check out Guest Artistic Director, Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj and Executive Producing Director, Sandra Norris Haughton as they discuss the production of The Ballad of Trayvon Martin.