Lunacy Stageworks presents an evening of readings written and performed by Street Roots writers who have experienced homelessness.
Street Roots, a nonprofit newspaper that assists people experiencing homelessness and poverty, and Lunacy Stageworks, a new theater organization in the community of Sellwood, Oregon, are teaming up to produce an evening of readings written and performed by members of Street Roots.
"Stories: From the Streets" will be comprised of poetry, stories -fictional and auto-biographical, political satire, music, and visual art, created by people who are homeless, or have experienced homelessness. This collaborative event will bring together artists, the homeless, outreach workers, literary groups, and people throughout the Portland/Tri-Met area, for an evening of storytelling.
A reception will follow, where donated food and beverages will be provided, along with an opportunity for the audience, collaborators, and performers to interact.
This unique cultural crossover of class boundaries within the Sellwood/Moreland community will enhance awareness of poverty and homelessness, while engaging the audience with raw emotion and humor.
The performers will be given a platform by which their experiences can be shared with pride. The audience will gain a better understanding of homelessness.
Your money will go towards paying production expenses, and payment to the writer/performers and people working behind the scenes.
I am a member of Lunacy Stageworks, and volunteer at a JOIN PDX, a drop-in day shelter where a Street Roots office is located. Information about Street Roots, Lunacy Stageworks, and JOIN can be found by visiting the following links:
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