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Marygrove College and The Carr Center partner to present

Dramafest: The Second Stage 

DETROIT, August 31, 2012—Marygrove College along with the The Carr Center, are pleased to present Dramafest: The Second Stage on Saturday, September 8, at 8:00 p.m. in the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center. The event, located at 311 E. Grand River Ave., Detroit, 48226, is free and open to the public.

The Second Stage provides an opportunity for playwrights who participated in Marygrove’s Fifth Annual Spring Dramafest to further develop and present their work for a second reading in the community.  This event will feature Dance Away, a Choreopoem from the 2012 Audience Choice Award recipient, Charday Ward.

In Dance Away, Ward uses a collection of poems, monologues and dances, to explore the complexities of mother-daughter relationships and celebrate the legacy of African and African-American dance.  The characters represent three generations of women who have strained relationships, but share a common respect for dance and its healing power.  Through dramatic monologues, poetry and dance, they expound upon life’s circumstances and ultimately find that love and forgiveness are key to achieving unity among themselves.

Although the play was first introduced in April 2012, Dance Away has undergone several tweaks, including an added dance performance. September 8 will be the first time that Ward— who has written and researched extensively on social and cultural topics pertaining to the African-American community—will have presented her work in its entirety. 

For more information about Dramafest: The Second Stage, contact: Leslie Love (313) 927-1522.

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Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in 1905, Marygrove College is an independent liberal arts college and a Catholic institution of higher learning committed to developing leaders for the new global society. The main campus is situated on 53 wooded acres in northwest Detroit.

8425 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48221

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