CABRILLO COLLEGE THEATRE ARTS EVENING OF WORLD THEATRE
March 5th, 2016 Showtime 7:30 P.M.
Directed by Deborah Allen and Delores Burgess
An uplifting celebratory evening of Gospel Hip Hop Classical Music Poetry Film Spoken Word
Special pop-up museum created by the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
“When artists give form to revelation, their art can advance, deepen and potentially transform the consciousness of their community.” – Alex Grey
On March 5th, 2016, Cabrillo College Theatre Arts Department presents Fire in the Heart, as WORLD THEATRE NIGHT 2016, a celebration featuring 20 local and national artists who have used the performing arts in their own lives to address trauma and recovery, including substance abuse, violence and major health issues.
FIRE IN THE HEART shows how the arts can help us process, heal, and transcend traumatic events, whether they be in our own lives or the lives of others, while entertaining and enriching us at the same time.
VIP tickets are available NOW, while supply lasts and includes reserved seating to the performance and entrance to our VIP reception, while directly supporting the artists themselves.
A community event with heart and meaning.
About Fire in the Heart
As we explored the themes and issues of JANE – Deb Allen’s indie film about a 15-year-old girl, a traumatic event, and her incredible journey back to wholeness – a new piece of art was born. FIRE IN THE HEART is an evening of performance that includes 20 plus performers speaking in the art forms that gave them the strength and inspiration they needed to rise above traumatic circumstances in their own lives. A community of artists committed to changing the way we experience trauma and strengthening community resilience. The two hour production includes gospel, hip-hop, classical music, dance, poetry, film theater and autobiography.
First produced and performed for at the California Women’s Conference in Long Beach in May, 2014, attended by 2000 women, FIRE IN THE HEART will have its second production, produced by Cabrillo College Theatre Department in the beautiful new 525-seat Crocker Theater March 5, 2016. VIP Tickets $100.00 (includes reserved seating and special VIP reception), General Admission* $15.00 per seat.
The extra proceeds from your VIP tickets (over and above the cost charged by Cabrillo College) will be tax deductible through our fiscal sponsor, and go to pay stipends directly to the performers in Fire in the Heart.
*General Admission tickets are not tax deductible.
Thanks you to our fiscal agent, From the Heart Productions
California Highway Patrol • Rising International • Santa Cruz Performing Arts • Twin Lakes Church • United Way • Womencare • Women’s Council of Realtors • Santa Cruz Shakespeare • Survivor’s Healing Center of Santa Cruz • Nickelodeon Theatres • Kuumbwa • The Art Factory • Santa Cruz Chapter California Marriage and Family Therapists • Lighthouse Bank
A Feature Film In Development
Fifteen-year-old JANE STEWART loves all things theater, obscure jokes, and her best friend. A traumatic event explodes her world, and a journey begins…one that takes her far from home, and back again. Jane holds fiercely to an inner thread – where poetry, music and real friends can save her life.
The conditions for trauma and transformation are complex. This tender film reaches into the inner life of one girl as she struggles to right herself in the face of invasion and betrayal, loss and grief – a story that one in four American teenagers experience. When Jane is raped, she has no idea who to tell or what to do…or why this one wrong thing changes everything.
Embedded into JANE, are the steps needed for teenagers and their families to prevent certain kinds of trauma, and if they can’t, how to begin healing from them. JANE reminds all of us that no one can deprive us of our essential wholeness.Become a partner in making an independent feature film with your tax-deductible donation to From the Heart Productions. Your contribution will go into development and production of this important film. It’s a story that must be told; a story that will promote healing and help save lives.
California Women’s Conference 2014 – the current production of Fire in the Heart uses many of the same performers but is much broader in its scope and includes many more kinds of healing.