Healing Voices: Caregivers' Stories
Three theatrical script-in-hand readings of original caregiver stories interwoven together from a diverse pool of writers will be performed for free as part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance month-long The Stages Festival.
Healing Voices: Caregivers' Stories is a program of the Alliance which, each year, invites professional and family caregivers – and patients receiving care – to submit creative prose, poetry, and theatrical monologues reflecting the theme of caregiving or the personal healing experience. Selected playwrights then attend workshops to further develop their pieces.
“Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is pleased to be a part of this important project which gives voice to the value of caregivers and their roles in all of our lives,” said Theresa Colvin, Executive Director of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. “It is important to recognize that the arts, in all their forms, can be an important tool in healing – for both those receiving care and those providing that care.”
Produced in partnership with Writers Theatre of New Jersey in Madison, Premiere Stages at Kean in Union, George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, and The Growing Stage: The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey in Netcong, the staged readings will be performed at 7:00pm by professional actors at George Street Playhouse on March 26, at The Growing Stage on March 27, and at Enlow Hall at 215 North Avenue in Hillside on April 12. After each performance, there will be a Q&A session and light refreshments.
To register for any of these readings and other remaining March events as part of The Stages Festival, please visit www.stagesfestival.org.
The Healing Voices program, now in its fourth year, is made possible through a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. For information on Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, please visit www.midatlanticarts.org.
Additional support has been provided by Atlantic Health System.
About Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation was established in 1979 to promote and support multi-state arts programming in a region that includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the US Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia. Over the last 35 years, the Foundation has expanded its reach to include national and international initiatives. The Foundation’s work is focused on performing arts touring, jazz, independent film, support for individual artists, and international cultural exchange.