Taken from the March 18, 2013 Press Release
BREGAMOS COMMUNITY THEATER’S WAREHOUSE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF HOPE HIGH: CLASS OF ‘84
Hope High, Class of ’84 will have three shows taking place at
Long Wharf Theatre’s Stage II
222 Sargent Dr. New Haven, CT 06510
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 7:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2013 @ 2:00pm matinee
This work is a stage play production written and directed by New Haven
playwright, Sharece M. Sellem. It will be the first production put on
by Bregamos Community Theater’s new Warehouse Ensemble; New Haven’s
only youth theater program for teens ages 12-19.
Hope High: Class of ’84 tells the story of the students of Cedar City
High; an inner-city high school falling deeper and deeper into ruin.
The story centers around the school and at Uncle Kang’s Diner, the
backbone of their community. This play focuses on love, teen social
groups, bullying, mental illness, problems within the public education
system and community enrichment. “I’m excited to work with the
Warehouse Ensemble to bring my play to life!” Sellem says, “I’ve lived
in Cedar City’s world for over 5 years and I can’t wait to bring
everyone else into it.”
Sharece M. Sellem is a writer, choreographer and actor. Her most
recent projects include being a choreographer in the 2012 production
of The Wiz at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford and her work
as Artistic Director of Writer’s Block Ink Community Arts Center in
New London, CT. She was a featured guest on the Colin McEnroe show in
March 2013 to discuss her work blending the art of mime with dance.
Established in 2002, Bregamos Community Theater has brought over 15
plays and many workshops to the Greater New Haven area with the
mission of providing a space where community members from all walks of
life, all ages and all backgrounds can participate in different facets
of the theater. In 2008, they made their European debut at the
International Community Arts Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
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If you'd like more information about Bregamos Community Theater,
please call Rafael Ramos at
(203) 303-7300. For more information on The Warehouse Ensemble, Hope
High: Class of ’84, or to schedule an interview with Sharece M.
Sellem, please call Tianna Glass at (860) 916-4095 or email her at
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