The Darfur Compromised

A part-documentary theatre, part-satire about activism, the Darfuri genocide, and making a difference



On November 2nd at 8 pm, at Cherry Lane Theater (38 Commerce Street, Greenwich Village, NY), Carsonic Productions will present a staged reading of The Darfur Compromised by Trevor Stankiewicz, a new play conceived and devised through a close study of the historical conflict and the international politics surrounding the Darfur region. The play tells of Jackson, a young student at an elite university, and his mentor, simply known as Professor, who travel together through the history of American activism surrounding the Darfur genocide, featuring figures such as George W. Bush, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, and Secretary General Kofi Annan. As Jackson learns more and more about the conflict, he is challenged to redefine himself and his beliefs to his girlfriend, his parents, and most importantly, himself.

The play serves as a reflection of the past, a showcase of the present, and a call to action regarding the future of Darfur and its tragedy. Highlighting the frustration, inaction, and resilience of those involved, The Darfur Compromised hopes to ignite a new wave of activism by setting historical, documentary text alongside fictional interpretations. Imagination meets reality in this genre-bending satire that both informs and entertains.

The Darfur Compromised was originally conceived as the keynote production of Cornell’s Caceres-Neuffer Genocide Action Group’s Human Rights Month Event. Playwright Trevor Stankiewicz and Director Rudy Gerson worked closely with Sudanese Scholar Ahmed Adam and Professor John Hubbel Weiss, Cornell’s authority on Darfur. Tickets:    Information: 718 544-1626