“Call this Number” is an original play based on interviews with more than 50 family members of murder victims. Those left behind by homicide not only grieve but search for justice in a system that is designed to punish the guilty, not aid the victims -- a system that often treats these secondary victims as afterthoughts. In this performance, their stories and their interactions with the criminal justice system are shared with the hope that others may learn how to help these families cope with their loss.
The play is authored by Chapman University student Noreen Raja and Chapman faculty Michelle Miller-Day and Edward Day. It is based on research conducted by Dr. Day. The production is under the direction of Jed Alexander, a Los Angeles based actor and director. The set is designed by Vonzell Scott with set materials donated by the South Coast Repertory Theatre. The performance at Chapman University is the world premiere of this work.
Performances will take place January 30, 2014 - February 1, 2014 at 8 p.m. and a matinee on February 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Chapman Auditorium Theatre, Memorial Hall.
All performances are free and open to the public.
About Chapman University Student - Noreen Raja
Noreen Raja is a senior at Chapman University and is studying Communication Studies. She is highly involved with the University Honors Program, Delta Gamma, Speech and Debate, various Fellowships on campus, the Interfaith Council, Metacommunicate, and more! This is the first play Noreen has co-written, but it has been one of the most educational, rewarding, and exciting experiences of her life. When she graduates in May, Noreen is moving to Miami, FL to teach middle school science with Teach for America.