Inc.'s "Through Our Eyes"
Returns to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre June 14
Down Syndrome Association of Central New Jersey (DSACNJ) will present
its 2009 fundraiser in partnership with Allies, Inc., with a special
performance of "Through Our Eyes" on Sunday, June
14 at Kelsey Theatre, located on the West
Windsor campus of Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old
doors to Kelsey Theatre will open at 12 noon with a silent auction
to raise money for the two nonprofit organizations. Among the items
donated by members of the community are restaurant gift certificates,
tickets to sporting events, merchandise, services, and more. The
show begins at 1 pm.
is a nonprofit support group established to assist families of children
with Down Syndrome. The association provides support, encouragement
and information through monthly meetings, a newsletter, social activities
and other resources to parents and others whose lives touch their
children. DSACNJ educates the community about the potential and
needs of people with Down Syndrome and is affiliated with the National
Down Syndrome Congress and the National Down Syndrome Society.
Our Eyes," written and composed by Alan Rosen, is produced
by Allies, Inc., of Hamilton, NJ. Allies has assisted people with
disabilities through supportive employment, housing, and more for
the past ten years. Allies' "Through Our Eyes" promotes
awareness and raises funds for special needs education, recreational
programs and activities.
members from "Through Our Eyes"
members David Kelly
and Catherine Reischman
Our Eyes" is an original musical that tells unique stories through
a series of vignettes and an original musical score that communicates
how individuals with disabilities see the world. Half of the more than
60 cast members are people with special needs, including members of the
Down Syndrome Association. The cast was invited to perform at the United
Nations in March 2008 as part of its King, Ghandi, Chavez-Seasons of Non-Violence
Celebration. Mr. Rosen is a recipient of the 2009 VSA Arts of NJ's Dare
To Imagine Award for his work on this show and the population it supports.
for the event and show are $25-$35 and are available online.
For additional information or to make a donation, contact Alan Rosen at
609-689-0136, ext. 119, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit www.toemusical.org.
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