AUGUSTA — Seven University of Maine at Augusta students and graduates will perform their original theater piece “Created Equal” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 9-10, at the Michael Klahr Center on the UMA campus, according to a news release from the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine.

“Created Equal” explores the 14th Amendment, equal protection under the law and the struggle for inclusion. According to the Declaration of Independence, “all men are created equal” but does this equality truly include all Americans? “Created Equal” will explore how the 14th Amendment affects everyday lives.

Admission is free and a discussion will follow each 50-minute performance.

“Created Equal” is a partnership between The Holocaust and Human Right Center, UMA Theater and Writing Centers and is supported by grants from the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine Arts Commission.

According to the release, the UMA actor/writers began their work in September and were guided through a creative process which included discussion, brainstorming, writing and rehearsing their original work. The UMA students and recent graduates include Kim Carter, Zaid Dajani, Dray Emerson, Becca Bradstreet, Ryan Sansaricq, Mars Shafer and Ashley Whittemore. The process was guided by Jeri Pitcher, Adjunct Theater Faculty, with support from Elizabeth Powers and the UMA Writing Center, and Michelle Lisi, coordinator of the University College Virtual Academic Writing Lab Tutors.

For more information, contact Pitcher at [email protected] or 242-2333.