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Journey of A Black Man - R U Your Brother’s Keeper?


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Immediate Release Media Contact: Trevi Pershay
December 9, 2006 @ 7:00pm Tickets are $20

Local Brooklyn Community Theater Workshop takes their Gospel Play to the Kumble Theater of the Performing Arts at Long Island University for a musical production

(Brooklyn, New York) PDM Performing Arts Corporation (formerly known as The Pershay Dance Ministry Corporation) decided to take their play production out of the church and on to the stage at the Kumble Theater of the Performing Arts in Brooklyn, NY. The PDM community workshop theater raised funds to rent the beautifully spacious Kumble Theater in downtown Brooklyn across the street from the world famous Junior’s restaurant. The Kumble Theater is a dynamic, state-of-the art performance venue serving one of the most diverse campuses and communities in the country. Trevi Pershay the CEO/Founder of the PDM Performing Arts program decided that she wanted her youth and adults to have a real life experience by performing on a off Broadway stage. Ms. Pershay wanted to reach her audience who do not go to church and decided let the church come to them.

PDM is a Brooklyn based Production Company that is founded by Trevi Pershay who had developed workshops at the Van Dyke Community Center in Brooklyn, NY. Ms. Pershay programs not only teaches drama to youth and adults; they also offer a full dance program and (hip-hop, liturgical, theatric dance, flag dancing to youth ages 8 – 20) and is currently working on youth leadership and educational workshops. Ms. Pershay plays are .well known throughout the community of Brooklyn, for their heart wrenching plays that have repeatedly left their audience in tears and ideas of hope. Mrs. Pershay play Tale of 2 Spirit – Power vs. Position have been aired in Bahamas, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Southern Jersey and Washington DC via Satellite (Light Up The World Network Productions).. Although her plays are inspirational pieces they relate and deal with real life issues that her audience can relate to. Mrs. Pershay has written and produced several plays in the last two years and has not stopped since. She has hits like: Christian Scrooge, Drama High, Love Don’t Live Here No Mo, Tale of 2 Sprits Power vs. Position and her latest productions The Journey of A Blackman – R U Your Brother’s Keeper. With all of these successful plays under her belt, Mrs. Pershay has been touted as being the female version of Tyler Perry. Mrs. Pershay is very modest about how she takes all of the compliments she receives, about her ability to bring real issues and real drama to the stage, and says most of what her writing comes from her upbringing in the church, and from childhood experiences.

The Play:

This dramatic presentation is about a family of three brothers whose lives have been shattered after the death of their Christian mother. Battling the additional obstacles of drugs, violence, and troubled relationships the three brothers embark on a journey spirited by religious faith. It will make you laugh and cry as well as leave with you a positive message to bring hope to the community.

Trevi’s Biography

Ms. Pershay grew up in East New York section of Brooklyn (Louis H. Pink Houses). Ms. Pershay was surrounded by violence, gangs and drugs in her surrounding; however; she always escape it through the arts. Ms. Pershay now returns to her neighborhood and continue to develop programs for youth and adults that would unify the community. Ms. Pershay is upcoming author, play writer, director, drama coach, dance teacher, upcoming evangelist, missionary, full time working woman, mother, wife, community activist for youth and volunteer at her church as President of the Career Development program (True Worship Church) to help adults obtain computer skills for job readiness. Ms. Pershay love for people keeps her constantly developing ways to help those in need; she is a true pioneer and a world changer. Ms. Pershay has approximately 35 youth in her dance program and in her theater workshop she has over 40 actors/staff/volunteers.

Comments for Tale of 2 Spirits – Power vs. Position – February 18 & 25th 2006

Arielle Johnson President and CEO of Nu-Reign and The Gospel Showdown said “The character in the play was so familiar and I truly enjoyed myself. I have not laughed and cry like that in a long time”.

Karen Taylor Bass President and CEO of Taylormade Media said “The play was entertaining, informative with a real message. How fabulous!!! It reminded me a bit of the Tyler Perry Stage plays”

Tyrone Lewis – Director of Van Dyke Community Center for Youth Services said “I was so moved by the play and the storyline” My youth were crying and they were touched by the play and one of my kids turned to me and said I want am going to be a good person from now on” It was so professional and I felt like I was watching a Broadway production”


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