Writer's Block InK presents "[Un]Documented" Thursday through Saturday at Mitchell College
If it's become a cliche, it's a good one: for its small town status, New London is rich with music, art and theater across the generations.
One of the standard bearers is Writer's Block InK, a nonprofit pan-arts outfit that nurtures young people through writing and performance as they explore personal, political and social challenges on the community stage. The productions are all student-written and conceptualized and focus on the most important topics of the day.
Their summer "Theater Institute for Social Change" program, in collaboration with the National Theater Institute and the Immigration Advocacy & Support Center, is "[Un]Documented." Using a variety of skits, spoken word, music and other presentations, the production addresses the horrors of immigration in America and how activism can humanize and improve the experience.
With a cast of 22 local high school students, "[Un]Documented" will be performed tonight through Saturday at Mitchell College's Clarke Center in New London.
"[Un]Documented," 7 p.m. tonight-Saturday, Clarke Center, Mitchell College, 437 Pequot Ave., New London; $7 pre-order and students/seniors, $10 at door; writersblockink.org, (860) 442-5625.