“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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the show, contact Kamaya Thompson at email@example.com.
Contact: Kristin Fields, '12, (309) 556-3181, firstname.lastname@example.org