Anger and Despair.
Police killings, terrorists attacks, and the sheer disregard for the sanctity of life have me ping ponging between these two feelings.
Most art does not address the profound injustice and racism that permeate our society and even our movements to make things better.
But art has the power to make the invisible visible.
After taking some time off, I've returned as the lead artist and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Theatre for Transformation.
Please join me in making
to TFT. We are launching a campaign to raise
$15,000 by midnight on Dec. 1, Giving Tuesday.
Honoring and drawing upon the wisdom and sacred energy of African American culture, Theatre for Transformation creates performances for all people.
TFT was born while I was on spiritual retreat at Pendle Hill in 2008.
We incorporated in 2010 and were awarded our tax exempt status by the IRS in 2011. Like many small organizations we grew quickly and then floundered when we tried to mimic larger arts organizations.
Five years and several grants later, we are clear that we exist to produce meaningful art that compensates artists well with the minimum amount of organizational structure required to manage our treasure and relationships.
We are raising $15,000 to:
- Pay artist commissions
- Pay for travel, accommodation and meals of artists during rehearsals
- Pay for administrative, bookkeeping, and other operations costs
- Pay for insurances, tax filings, and legal expenses
Honoraria from presenters pay artists but do not include enough to pay for the development and administrative costs that allow us to get creative work on stage.
If you like what we do in schools, faith communities, colleges and community settings, please show us some love.
Peace and love!
Vice Chair of the Board and Founder
P.P.S.--If you'd rather send a check, please make it payable to Theatre for Transformation and mail to 342 N. Queen St. Lancaster, PA 17601.