Artists Against Oppression will honor Chanchanit Martorell, executive director of the Thai Community Development Center on Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks.
Martorell will receive the Charles Domokos Award for her support of artistic endeavors in the community, primarily for her role in the development of the play “Fabric,” written by playwright Henry Ong. Through Thai CDC, which oversees Thai Town in Hollywood, Martorell helped the playwright research the play and sponsored numerous readings. The play was featured at many anniversaries of the Thai garment workers’ slavery case. The Thai CDC also co-produced the play in association with Company of Angels in 2010.
Artists Against Oppression is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support artistic endeavors that spotlight the plight of oppressed people in the United States and improve their lives. The Charles Domokos Award is named after the organization’s longtime treasurer and is awarded to supporters of the arts in Los Angeles.
The play “The Blade of Jealousy” by Ong will be presented at the ceremony on June 22, followed by a reception.
The Whitefire Theatre is located at 13500 Ventura Blvd. Tickets are $30. For information, visit eventbrite.com/e/the-blade-of-jealousy-tickets-46377208479.
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