St Lucian Singer gets set for lead role on Broadway – “Human Affect,” Human Rights Learning through Art, Athletics and Science

After just recently holding a charity concert for the Edward 4 Education Charity Foundation, Claudia continues to work towards her upcoming musical breakthrough.

Claudia says that as excited as she is, her departure in a few weeks will be filled with mixed emotions, as she will be leaving her family and her entire life to move in with an unfamiliar cast.

The artist is getting set to stage up her game for her lead role in the “Human Affect” musical on Broadway. When asked how she landed this role, Claudia admits that it was the prompting of her fiancé upon receiving a general email from a friend. After three auditions and amazing support from her family, Claudia caught the attention of the producers and landed a lead role for the musical.

Within the “Human Affect” Artistic Initiative that Promotes Human Rights Learning Through Art, Athletics and Science with its fully inclusive Policy, a special AD HOC UNIT was established to assist the United Nations in promoting, utilizing and implementing the precepts of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Articles as a conduit to activate responsible solutions to make aware and protect Human Rights. The entire cast had to go through a training to educate and familiarize them with the policies of United Nations and their ultimate goal; which is to affect as many Humans as possible into doing all they can within their means to relieve the Earths People from suffering the consequences of practices which breakdown the core areas of economic, social and ecological sustainable development.

The two day training taught me so much and opened my eyes to the reality of the oppression and poverty that so many people are faced with,” says the artiste. “I feel that this play is exactly what I need to complete me and create that balance that I have unconsciously been in desperate need of. I am very excited to begin the tedious rehearsal process and to start working”.

The non-equity production is due to premier in May 2011 and will continue with a tour of the Americas, Canada and European Main stages. Claudia, who has played major roles in plays like The Odyssey of Sir Derrick Walcott and recently played Lady in Red in “For Colored Girls” directed by Alvin Hippolyte, says: “This is going to add to my many experiences and I plan to make St. Lucia proud while I continue moving forward”.

Human Rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever one’s nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible. Claudia Edward will be one of the many talented individuals to bring that message across to various audiences, and she is extremely excited and dedicated to the prospects.

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