Deputy Mayor Richard Negrin is Keynote Speaker at Walking Fish Fundraiser Tonight, 9/29
B. Someday Productions presents the first annual FUNDRAISER for its Barrymore Award-winning theatre outreach program, OF MYTHIC PROPORTIONS tonight, September 29, 2012, 6:00 – 10:00pm. The fundraiser will take place near the theatre at Michael's Decorators, 2210 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. Cost for the fundraiser is $25.00, which will include finger food from French-inspired restaurant, The Pickled Heron, craft beers craft beers from Malt House, LTD, St Benjamin Micro-Brewery, homebrewer Joe McAteer, and more.
Keynote speaker for the fundraiser will be Deputy Mayor of the City of Philadelphia/Managing Director Richard Negrin. Mr Negrin will share some stories about his own difficult growing up, and how the Of Mythic Proportions program has helped our city's teens turn violence into art. Celebrity MC and Auctioneer for the evening is Count Scotchula of Philly Fringe/Peek-a-Boo Revue fame who will keep the "FUN" in Fun-raiser!.
In addition to gourmet snacks, artisanal beer and wine, supporters will have a chance to bid on raffle and Silent Auction items including Eagle's memorabilia, Please Touch Museum tickets, Cape May bed & breakfast outings and more!
Of Mythic Proportions, now entering its 7th year, is a storytelling performance program which helps youth from Kensington schools take stories from their own lives and transform them into a piece of live theatre, which they then perform for other students and the community. It is a life-changing event for the students, and the adults who work with them.
Movers and Shakers of the program:
Michelle Pauls, managing artistic director of B. Someday Productions, created and supervises the Of Mythic Proportions program.
Hannah Tsapatoris MacLeod is the lead Teaching Artist for the Of Mythic Proportions program. She is also a certified yoga instructor and incorporates yoga practice in the program.
Kathleen Gaynor is the main classroom teacher at Mariana Bracetti Academy, the main school where Of Mythic Proportions has been a program for five years.