Filmmaker Euzhan Palcy to be Honored at South Camden Theatre Company

From: South Camden Theatre Company, Inc
Published: Tue Oct 27 2009

The award-winning filmmaker Euzhan Palcy will be honored Friday October 30, 2009 after South Camden Theatre Company's opening night performance of "Slave Narratives Revisited: a celebration of freedom". Ms. Palcy will be celebrated for her uncompromising commitment to artistic excellence and social justice as evidenced in the entirety of her body of work. The courageous Martinican has moved in and outside Hollywood to create ground-breaking studies of worldwide battles against oppression such as "A Dry White Season" (apartheid), "Parcours de Dissidents" (WWII Caribbean freedom fighters), "Ruby Bridges" (Jim Crow) and "Aime Cesaire: A Voice for History" (renowned poet/philosopher/politician).

The cast of "Slave Narratives Revisited: a celebration of freedom" writer and actor Ed Shockley along with director and actor lary moten have dedicated their opening night performance at South Camden Theatre Company to recognize Ms. Palcy as a kindred spirit with figures such as Nelson Mandela, Mordechai Vanunu and Chief Sitting Bull. Each of these figures is celebrated in the show as exemplifying an indomitable spirit dedicated to social justice.

Performances will be held on Friday October 30 and Saturday October 31 at 8pm and Sunday afternoon November 1 at 1:30pm at the South Camden Theatre Company's stage currently located in the basement theater of the Sacred Heart Church in Camden, New Jersey. Tickets are available for purchase for $15 at the door and online at or may be reserved by calling 1-866-811-4111.

About Euzhan Palcy:
Euzhan Palcy is a writer and film director from Martinique, French West Indies and noted for being the first Black woman to direct a mainstream Hollywood film: A Dry White Season which starred Donald Sutherland and Marlon Brando. She has produced and directed a number of projects for both movies and TV and won the Silver Lion award for her first film, Sugar Cane Alley, a film set in the last days of slavery on a small Caribbean island.

About South Camden Theatre Company, Inc.:
The South Camden Theatre Company, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping revitalize the City of Camden, New Jersey by producing meaningful, professional theater in the City's Waterfront South District. We are committed to staging performances that entertain, elevate and inspire audiences, whether our plays are rooted in the reality of injustice, or explore the magic of human potential and show how love can transcend our differences. We are here to serve the community - its adults and children — and we exist to provide hope for the rebirth of our city, while providing a voice and a stage for those who live, work and dream here. South Camden Theatre Company, Inc. is a proud member of The New Jersey Theatre Alliance, The Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, South Jersey Cultural Alliance and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. For more information on South Camden Theatre Company and Waterfront South Theatre visit

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