Thursday, December 3, 2009

Voices of Afghanistan

So I'm sure you've all heard the news that in the coming months, the US will be sending 30,000 more troops into Afghanistan.  I know that this is a part of a plan to build peace and eventually remove our troops in the country, but I think it's important that while we come with guns, that we also come with helping hands.  That is why the work of Artfully Unforgotten is more important than ever! 

Tomorrow (Friday) you can join us at the Best Buy Loft in Tribeca (394 Broadway, 6th Floor) for an evening of art, film, music, food and drink.  Founder Heather Metcalfe, will premiere the film "Voices of Afghanistan" a documentary of women in Afghanistan, and art by Parsons School of Design graduate students will be auctioned.  The event will be a great time, and you'll walk out witha fresh perspective on a country and culture that's greviously misunderstood by much of the American public.

Click here to buy a ticket!

I hope your able to make it, and I look forward to meeting you!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bad Theatre vs. No Theatre

I've always been a huge proponent of getting people in the theatre.  I don't care if it's Broadway or high school theatre, I want YOU in that dark room, because if I can get you in, I can probably talk you into it again.  I've been involved in some baaaaad theatre, and I still love it, so shouldn't everyone?

I had a high school reunion this weekend, and after catching up with some old classmates, I realized something.  I'm the only one working in theatre.  What's more, many (including those previously involved in school plays) don't even go to the theatre.  Huh...

Turns out, a bad theatre experience can really turn people off.  My high school theatre program was no  Interlochen.  However, I was fortunate enough to be involved with an amazing community theatre as well.  When I think back on it, I wouldn't be in the industry today if I hadn't participated in community theatre.  So bad theatre can really be a dangerous thing.

What do you think is worse, exposure to bad theatre, or no exposure to theatre at all?