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A powerful piece: Arts Tweet Up!

Hello! Would you like to be on my Arts Tweet Up list?

I will send invites for cool events I’m attending, or promoting. It will likely be 1-2 events per month, and I’ll be transparent when it’s pure fun or outreach work-related.

*To be clear, these are not live-tweets when we attend performance, but a fun way to meet the people behind your favorite tweets & help artist with word-of-type!*

I’ll move these invites to mailchimp soon, but want to keep it personal at first! Sign up here to get on the mailchimp list. If you’d rather hear just via email, or don’t want to be on the list, just reply and I will comply.

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First up! I’m winding down my outreach work with Steve Julian on his world premiere play “What Kind of God?”. We open this Saturday. You probably know that I can’t work on a project, especially doing outreach and marketing, unless I feel really strongly that an artist has something important to say (remember “Gracie & Rose” by Anastasia Coon last summer?). Steve has a passion for telling stories of those silenced by people in power, and created a trilogy project “Silence No One.” The first of these plays is “What Kind of God?”.

This is not a condemnation of the Church, but intended to begin a conversation. You can read more on his blog entry here.

Here are the basic details w/ links for more information. And you know me, I’ll take lots of photos and let people know about your work and upcoming projects via social networks and blogs if you attend.

What Kind of God? Tweet Up

Thursday, Sept 19th

7:30 Mixer, 8:00 show

$5 Tickets (includes a Silence No One t-shirt). Tickets normally $23.

The special ticket price is on  plays411.com . Please also reply here to get on our Twitter list (guests welcome!).

silence no one with websitegoogleplus

How many shepherds does it take to keep one lamb safe?

Whatkindofgodtheplay.com

#WhatGodPlay

WHAT KIND OF GOD?  explores the chasm between belief and trust in the Catholic Church. A gifted boy pleads for love. His only family member cries out for safe passage. One priest turns a deaf ear while another wages war against his own demon. How can any victim fight the world’s largest religion and come out whole? How many shepherds does it take to keep one lamb safe?

The World Premiere of

WHAT KIND OF GOD?

by Steve Julian

Directed by Aaron Lyons

Starring (in alphabetical order): Brett Donaldson, Emily M. Faris, Steve Julian, Robert Keasler & Katherine McGehee *

Setting: A hill. A church. A home. An open door. A closed door.

Scenic Design:                        John Iacovelli

Lighting Design:                     Michael Gend

Sound Design:                        Cricket S. Myers

Costume Design:                     Clifford Chally

Outreach Director:                  Cindy Marie Jenkins

Publicist:                                 Lucy Pollak

* Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association

WHAT KIND OF GOD? is the first in a trilogy of plays presented under the new social awareness campaign SILENCE NO ONE.

Join us @SilenceNoOne, #WhatGodPlay by @SteveJulian this September at the Lillian

Theater in Hollywood, CA.

Thurs-Sat @8, Sun @3

Sept 14-Oct 20

whatkindofgodtheplay.com

#WhatGodPlay @SilenceNoOne

https://www.facebook.com/whatkindofgodtheplay

Thanks and I hope to see you there!

Dramatizing the Complexities of an Abusive Relationship [Beyond the Blurb]

Talk with Santa Monica Rep’s Director & Actor

“Love Story, Tragedy or Epic Tale of Survival?:
Dramatizing the Complexities of an Abusive Relationship

Mid-run of How I Learned to Drive, there will be a post show talk back with Gail Myers, MFT, a therapist panel and director Jen Bloom
Should this story be onstage? In 1997, Paula Vogel’s play How I Learned to Drive showed us how empathy and pedophilia can exist in the same conversation, and that storytelling as a form of reclaiming memories can be a tool towards self-empowerment. Ms. Vogel stated that she didn’t want her audiences to know before coming to the theater what the story was about, that she wanted them to “take a ride they didn’t know they were taking.” This Saturday, Santa Monica Rep will host an all female panel of three child and family therapists who work with sexual abuse trauma cases to facilitate an audience talk-back after the play. Join a discussion around the actual facts and gray areas of child sexual abuse and PTSD. Weigh in on whether or not you think this kind of story should be on stage and why or why not, and what are the responsibilities of the audience and the theater maker about supporting, producing or attending this type of potentially dangerous traumatic content. This should be a fascinating and provocative evening of theater and discussion. The conversations around the show have already been illuminating; audiences have stayed in the theater and spoken in small informal groups about their reactions and artistic/therapeutic concerns every night for almost an hour. Read more about the panel discussion after the performance on Nov 17 at 8pm.

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