Red Shirt Entertainment to Start New Season of the Remembrance Project with “Trail of Tears”

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New York-based theater company to observe Native American removal on September 30.

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The project stays consistent with Red Shirt's mission to incorporate a sense of cultural awareness into every piece of work.

After a highly acclaimed first season that focused on the Holocaust, Rwandan genocide, and the conflict in Darfur, Red Shirt Entertainment’s Remembrance Project is returning with three new performances. The second season will begin with the reenactment of the “Trail of Tears,” in which Native Americans were forcibly removed from their lands following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The event will take place on Monday, September 30 at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York’s East Village.

“The first season of the Remembrance Project was everything we hoped it would be and more,” said Red Shirt Entertainment Producing Artistic Director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. “The performances were praised by actual genocide survivors that attended, we captured the attention of the United Nations, and, most importantly, we educated the audience just as much as we entertained them by creating an accurate depiction of these horrific events.”

Jonas Goslow, who played an acting role in each of the first three productions, and will continue to be involved with the project this season, has been a staunch advocate for the effect the Remembrance Project can have on people.

“All three productions were increasingly more powerful and meaningful,” said Goslow. “They affected me as both an artist and activist. The final result is that I will never approach my art the same.”

The Indian Removal Act, while intended to simply relocate Native Americans under unjust circumstances, led to the death of 60,000 people. The Eagle Project, an organization dedicated to “exploring the American identity through performing arts and Native American heritage,” will be coproducing the work and providing actors of Native American descent to the project.

“As was the case during the first installments, the project stays consistent with Red Shirt’s mission to incorporate a sense of cultural awareness into every piece of work,” said Red Shirt Executive Producer Frank O’Brien.

The two following second season performances will focus on the Bosnian Genocide of 1995 and Killing Fields of Cambodia. To purchase tickets or for more information about Red Shirt and the Remembrance Project, please visit http://www.redshirtentertainment.com.

About Red Shirt Entertainment
Red Shirt Entertainment is bridging the gap between the business and creative industries. Founded in 2011, Red Shirt’s vision is to encompass the interests of all persons involved in entertainment, from the established to the aspiring. http://www.redshirtentertainment.com/

About The Eagle Project
The Eagle Project explores American identity through performing arts and our Native American heritage. http://www.eagleprojectarts.org/

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