Touring Ithaca 9/19 - 28

Toured Ithaca NY 9/19 – 9/28/14



A Civic Ensemble Community-Based Play                          A Pay What You Can Production


Mini-Documentary about Safety by Maja Anderson

Ithaca Journal – review

Ithaca Journal – article

The Ithacan – article

14850 Magazine – article

Ithaca Voice – article

Ithaca Times – interview



 Directed by Sarah K. Chalmers

Stage Manager: Ivy Stevens

Assistant Stage Manager: Hana Mastrogiacomo

Assistant Director: Melanie Hublard Hirschman

Sound Designer: Lucas Knapp

Scenic Design Consultant: Riw Rakkulchon


Safety was developed over the course of a year with extensive input from civilian community members as well as police officers.

Ithaca Tour – September 2014

Fri. 9/19 @ Lehman Alternative Community School – 8pm

Sat. 9/20 @ Lehman Alternative Community School – 2pm & 8pm

Thurs. 9/25 @ Cornell University (Barnes Hall) – 8pm

Fri. 9/26 @ Ithaca College (Textor 101) – 7:30pm

Sat. 9/27 @ Latino Festival (Beverly J. Martin School Library) – 5pm

Sun. 9/28 @ Calvary Baptist Church – BENEFIT for Southside Community Center – 6pm

Members of the Ithaca community made up the cast:

Blane “Bravo Blane” Bent               Christina-Marie Brewington                      Ed Dvorak                 

Lisa Ellin                  Rudy Gerson               Rachel Gould              Tin Ho          

Larisa Camacho Lillie                        Danny “El Danny” Marte

The cast worked together for many months to create this piece. It was comprised of stories told by community members and interviews with law enforcement officers conducted between September 2013 and August 2014. Several Ithaca Police Department officers visited the cast throughout the process to discuss police viewpoints on community and law enforcement.


The Cast of Safety

The cast of Safety

The Safety Cast in Rehearsal

The cast in rehearsal

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Thank You to Our Supporters:

Alternatives Federal Credit UnionMulticultural Resource Center     LACS

Southside Community CenterGreater Ithaca Activities CenterCornell Public Service CenterCommunity Foundation of Tompkins County

Tompkins Trust Company