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Ripple Effect Artists: Guarding the Bridge

July 18, 2018 was Nelson Mandela International Day:  “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  Change your perspective.  Visit those dark spaces.  Shed some light on it and spread the love.  Final performance  July 30th at 7pm!!! Tickets What a fierce evening of theater and substance!GUARDING THE BRIDGE with authentic performances by Scott Zimmerman, Tim Dowd  deftly directed by Jonathan Libman and one-woman wonder, Spoken Word Artist, Dawn Speaks! It is the mission of Ripple Effect Artists to address injustice and causes social impact through art --- primarily by producing masterful plays – presenting them along with talk-back discussions in partnership with educators and advocacy groups.  Jessie Fahay, Founding Executive Director recollected seeing A Normal Heart and was so incredibly moved and thought “theatre moves people.  What can I do about this? Theater can cause a ripple effect”; thereby, becomes the laser focus of Wednesday evening’s performance of Guarding the Bridge by Chuck Gorden and Spoken Word Artist Dawn Speaks. The juxtaposition of the powerful one-act play about the roots of racism and Dawn Speaks’ one-woman jam-poetry entertaining narrative candidly tackles issues of racism, fear, and bigotry.  Following this, a panel featuring Erika L. Ewing of Got To Stop Think Tank, Dawn Speaks, Chuck Gorden and two representatives from Center for the Study of White American Culture, Inc. shared their insights and solutions to … [Read More...]

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The Trauma Brain Project PODCAST!

THE TRAUMA BRAIN PROJECT is a unique theatrical narrative about the personal journey of one of its survivors, playwright Dayle Ann Hunt. Actress Marsha Mason talks about her role in the play and how The Arts can spark a conversation about early sexual trauma. Following the NYC performance, a panel of neurologists, psychologists, and body-oriented psychotherapists […]

Marsha Mason Joins THE TRAUMA BRAIN PROJECT

The Trauma Brain Project Let’s start the conversation…   Post-Performance Discussion With: https://firstonlinewithfran.com/category/podcasts/ Reception to Follow The Trauma Brain Project The Trauma Brain Project is a unique theatrical narrative written by Dayle Ann Hunt that brings together three communities – Theatre, Body-Centered Psychotherapy, and Neurology – in a joint effort to raise awareness, break a […]

Baayork Lee: Bring It ON!

Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the Year of the Dog and Baayork Lee blew us all away with her own fireworks at the League of Professional Theatre Women’s Oral History series Monday, February 12th at The Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.  Honoring an Asian […]

Review: That’s How Angels Arranged by Lillian Isabella

  That’s How Angels Arranged: Inspired by Jonas Mekas The Godfather of Avant-Garde Cinema   That’s How Angels Arranged was inspired by the community of people who inhabit the East Village. Alex Roe, Artistic Director of Metropolitan Playhouse crafted the Alphabet City series, a theatrical production that captures snapshots of local personalities whose personal stories […]

Testimonial #48: Bryan Austermann, NYC Actor

How has your life been indelibly touched by a teacher who utilized the arts for whatever reason and acknowledge how they were instrumental in breaking the mold to allow you to become who you are today? Let [him] sing for you monsieur. [He’s] been well taught.” Tonight I got to perform for my 5th Grade […]

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There’s No Place Like Art!

First Online With Fran’s First Podcast There’s No Place Like Art… The Arts are imperative — a life journey, a life experience that is like no other.  The Arts brings people together all in one space.  The plays I’ve written have touched lives — they’ve changed lives and that’s what Art does. ~Dan McCormick, Playwright […]

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