Monday, November 12, 2018 | 7:30PM
HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank St
Suggested Donation $5-10 | RSVP
This summer, The Campfire Project – conceived of by actress Jessica Hecht — brought 19 international theater artists to Camp Ritsona, a refugee camp on the outskirts of Athens, Greece, to deliver humanitarian aid and to stage an Arabic language, camp-wide adaptation of Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST. The team included a psychiatrist specializing in PTSD, a NYC school teacher, 5 arabic speaking actors and a neuro-scientist/drummer. It was humbling and profound to engage with residents of this traumatized community. Their journey to use theater as a conduit for hope in a refugee camp will continue this year.
Please join us at HB on November 12 to hear more about The Campfire Project with creator Jessica Hecht and producer Jenny Gersten.
OTISVILLE STATE PRISON THEATRE WORKSHOP
A conversation with Director Richard Hoehler
Moderated by Francesca Ferrara
With appearances by Joshua Gumora, Dice Livingston, Jay Montanez, Jason Morales & Azusa SheShe Dance
Monday, December 10 | 7:30PM
HB Playwrights Theatre | 124 Bank Street
Suggested donation $5-$10 | RSVP at hbstudio.eventbrite.com
“In the worst troublemakers lie, logically enough, the most creative potential. The trick is knowing that it’s there, then having the courage to reach for it.” ––M. Nagler
In 2011, Richard Hoehler took the reins of the Otisville Theatre Workshop, teaching a weekly acting class and mounting productions every year or so with the men incarcerated in New York’s Otisville State Prison. In addition to professional actor training, writing workshops are conducted during the creation of an original piece. Over the past seven years the workshop has mounted four “inside” productions and brought in two outside plays.
Otisville Theatre Workshop’s most recent production, THIS IS THIS, is an evening of theater comprised of nine dramatic scenes, both original and published, connected by an original spoken word narrative. The issues of the play are family struggles, gun violence, drug addiction, bigotry, bureaucracy, and reconciliation.
Join us for an evening of discussion with Otisville Theatre Workshop’s director and participants, to learn about their process, experiences and more.
Featuring a live performance excerpted from their most recent piece, THIS IS THIS.