HIKING THE DIVIDE TO UNITE PRESENTS A CONVERSATION WITH “ALLEGIANCE CAST MEMBERS” – TO BENEFIT THE ACTORS FUND
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e2e Treks – HIKING THE DIVIDE TO UNITE
A CONVERSATION WITH
CAST MEMBERS FROM
IN “HOW HISTORY, LOCATION AND ADVERSITY
INFORM, INSPIRE, AND INFLUENCE THEATRE”
IN SUPPORT OF THE ACTORS FUND
GEORGE TAKEI, TEEL LEUNG, ELLIE WANG, JAY KUO, AND LORENZO THIONE
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AT 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT
New York, NY (September 24, 2020) – e2e Treks – Hiking the Divide to Unite, a group bringing access and awareness of climate and culture through documentaries, podcasts and showcases of artists and Native communities, is proud to announce a special streaming event benefitting The Actors Fund, “How History, Location and Adversity Inform, Inspire and Influence Theatre” with various cast and creative team members of Broadway’s Allegiance, on Monday, September 28 at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT.
“How History, Location and Adversity Inform, Inspire and Influence Theatre,” will be hosted by Mark Montague and Gary Adamsen of e2e Treks and will feature an Allegiance reunion with performers Telly Leung, George Takei, and Ellie Wang, music and lyrics co-author Jay Kuo, co-author and producer Lorenzo Thione, and producer Joey Monda.
Allegiance was based upon George Takei’s personal experience as a child when his family was forced to live in the stables of Santa Anita Park before being sent to the Rohwer Relocation Center (internment camp) in Rohwer, Arkansas. Takei has written a New York Times best-selling graphic novel, They Called Us Enemy, a stunning memoir recounting his childhood imprisoned within an American concentration camp during World War II.
Hiking The Divide To Unite will be a 10-part series documentary capturing e2e Treks’ almost 1,000-mile extreme hike down the Continental Divide Trail which began in August 2020 and will complete in October 2020. On the trail, the group will document the natural beauty while focusing on the Native people, communities, and rich history represented by the areas through which they will travel. By relaying these stories, e2e Treks hopes to provide a platform of positive inspiration for all creatives in the arts during this “pandemic shutdown”. The team will be hiking near Heart Mountain Internment Camp, part of the historical inspiration for Allegiance, when the event is live on September 28.
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ABOUT E2E TREKS
e2e Treks, via “end to end” hiking, provides access and awareness to stories of the people, climate and culture directly connected to the locations that they feature along their treks. By combining top-quality documentaries with live streaming footage and podcasts, e2e Treks showcase artists and Native communities and support national engagement.
ABOUT THE ACTORS FUND
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services. Visit www.actorsfund.org.
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