Bridges Of Hope A Play for the Children – Watch all your dreams come true!
Friday, April 27, 2012, 8 p.m.
New Light Theatre at Gallery 101
The New Light Theatre at Gallery 101
3354 Northeast 33rd Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
â€œBridges of Hopeâ€ is an original play written by Playwright, Wendy White for the children residing with their families at the Shepherds Way/HOPE South Florida homeless shelter. The play was developed during the childrenâ€™s after school program at “ACES” (After-school – Art – Academics- Collaborations for Educational Success)
â€œBridges of Hopeâ€ will be performed by the children and will be accompanied by the New Light Players â€“ Jessica Pusceddu, Christina Jolie Breza, Luis Navarro and Todd Bruno! Original art by the children will be on exhibit and a film produced by Lourdes Duarte portraying the making of â€œBridges of Hopeâ€ will be featured.
Wendy White, President of the New Light Foundation, Inc. is proud to present â€œBridges of Hopeâ€ â€“ the result of a dream to help children learn to express themselves via the medium of playwrighting â€“ Wendy will present a documentary which shares the childrenâ€™s hopes and dreams through their eyes.
â€œI am deeply honored to help the children who participate in ACES program and reside at the homeless shelter how to express and share their stories â€“ the programâ€™s goal is to give the children hope by being heard and encouraged through their circumstances – what results is a creative way to have fun and joy through the arts,â€ states Wendy White, Playwright and Artist.
The Shepherd’s Way/HOPE South Florida provides shelter and life skill classes to homeless and hurting families throughout Broward County. â€œHOPE South Florida is a partnership, a lead organization in a network of partner churches and organizations working together to provide a holistic Christian response to homelessness in our community. Crossing denominational lines, Protestants and Catholics alike came together, united to serve individuals and families living on the streets.â€ For more information visit: https://www.hopesouthflorida.org/
The playwright and director, Wendy White has written over 120 one-act plays and was a resident playwright, curator and director at the Kraine Theater in the East Village of New York City from 1984 to 1992, and at the Expanded Arts Theater Company from 1994 to 2001, in the Lower East Side of New York City. Her off-Broadway productions are the base for her new venue at the New Light Theatre. She recently produced The Jewish Nun to sold-out audiences in Off-Broadwayâ€™s 59e59 Theatre and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.
In 2009, the New Light Foundation, Inc. represented the United States as Art Ambassadors by the 1-2-3 Kinderlachen e.V. foundation of Rottenburg, Germany by hosting the international â€œGlobal Galleryâ€ project (www.123kinderlachen.org). During the course of this important project, the â€œworldâ€™s biggest canvasâ€ emerged; painted by children â€“ transcending all borders and conflicts.
The New Light Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit public foundation, has won numerous awards around the globe, has performed everywhere from Amsterdam to Paris; from Miami to Los Angeles to New York City; and has tackled subjects relating to women, love, politics, and Shakespeare. More information about the writer and director, Wendy White can be found on her website: www.newlightgallery.org
Wendy White would like to thank Vanessa Garcia, Artistic Director of Krane, Inc. for all her support in the process of developing Bridges of Hope. In 2010 Garcia was named one of Miami’s 20 Under 40 by The Miami Herald for her work in theatre. For more information about Garcia, please visit: www.vanessagarcia.org
New Light Theatre Box Office: 954.829.0638 www.newlightgallery.org
Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!