Sacred Fools' Next Installment of We The People BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY to Benefit Peace Over Violence
Sacred Fools Theater Company is presenting the next installment of its ongoing theatre action We The People on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 15) at 8:00 pm. All proceeds will go to the organization Peace Over Violence.
We The People is a bi-monthly, curated series of new works theatrically exploring - sometimes loudly, sometimes quietly, and everything in between - the concerns facing our country and world today.
In the months that followed the 2016 election, producers and creators of We The People, Kimberly Atkinson and Amir Levi, recognized an opportunity to meld art and activism.
"We both feel in a deep way that the community needs a place to artistically express their fear, their hope, their anger, and their ideas in the wake of so much political and social turmoil and we want their work to live past its single performance," explains Atkinson.
"We knew it had to be artistic activism that would raise awareness and connect people with other organizations that were making a difference," adds Levi.
About We The People
Every other month, artists will receive a prompt and a deadline. The short pieces will then be curated into a night of theatre. The prompt for this upcoming evening of We The People is "Blessings of Liberty."
The first installment of We The People took place on September 11, 2017, packing the Broadwater's Black Box Theater to full capacity, with the proceeds from the sold-out show going to Tanenbaum, a secular, non-sectarian nonprofit that combats religious prejudice all over the world. The next installment benefitted CARECEN, the Central American Resource Center. We The People was recently featured by Footlights here.
About The Participants
January's installment of We The People features premiere works based on the prompt 'Blessings of Liberty,' written by Neil LaBute, Crystal Keith, Joe Jordan, Emily Fisher, Gregory Sims, Mildred Inez Lewis, Joe and Joshua, Carene Rose Mekertichyan, Michael Robinson, Lynda LaRose, Giovanni Ortega, Richard Soto, Jen Huszcza, Ian Patrick Williams, Tim Kopacz, and John Wuchte.
The readings will be directed by Atkinson and Levi and performed by Siaka Massaquoi, Eddie Goines, Brittney S. Wheeler, Gregory Sims, Joe and Joshua, Ian Patrick Williams, Pia Shah, Adriana Colon, John Wuchte, Jacob Sidney, Kristyn Evelyn, Lynn Adriana, Corey Klemow, Tyee Tilghman, Peter Pasco, Alexa Briana Crismon, Alexandra DeMaio, Aaron Mendelson and more.
About Peace Over Violence
Peace Over Violence is multicultural, community based and volunteer centered non-profit organization dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence.
POV's vision is a world without violence. Where no child is abused, no wife battered, no friend raped. A world without terror, without threats, without wounds from intentional actions. Where the strong provide for the vulnerable, where the vulnerable become empowered, where every kind of family is safe and secure, and girls and boys and women and men have a fair and equal chance at the pursuit of happiness in a tolerant and talented society. For more on Peace Over Violence please visit peaceoverviolence.org.
We The People is always looking for new material and new participants. Submissions are open to the public and all are encouraged to contact the producers to find out how to participate. For more information, visit www.sacredfools.org and click on WE THE PEOPLE.
Also at Sacred Fools This Month - Denim Doves, Serial Killers & More
Sacred Fools first mainstage production of 2018, Denim Doves by Adrienne Dawes, opens on Friday, January 19 at 8:00 pm, with the long-running Saturday late-night Serial Killers returning the next night at 11:00 pm. Also, as mentioned in an earlier press release, January's edition of Ten Tops takes place Monday, January 8 at 8:00 pm. For more specific information on everything happening at Sacred Fools, visit www.sacredfools.org.