“Soda,” a Play in Poetry

October 3, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - “Soda,” a play written by Illinois Wesleyan senior theatre major Kamaya Thompson, will premiere as part of New Route Theatre's One Shot Deal series on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Herb Eaton Studio and Gallery (411 North Center St., Bloomington).

The show addresses the injustices that still exist in educational institutions and judicial systems, according to Thompson, and is written in poetry rather than traditional dialogue. She chose to write in this style as the rhythm of poetry helps her better collect her thoughts on the paper. “I wish I could hold conversations in poetry every day, because I might make more sense,” said Thompson, who is also an English minor.

Directed by IWU alum Jamelle Robinson '11, the cast includes Matthew Robinson, Ariele Jones, Corey Hardin, Anne Cook, Charlene Ifenso-Okpala '13, Matt Vlazny, Tamar Lange and Terrance Washington.

To reserve limited seating, email a request to new.route.theatre@gmail.com. For more information on the show, contact Kamaya Thompson at kthomps2@iwu.edu.

Contact: Kristin Fields, '12, (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu