Exposing Politics: A Play of Acts Tour
WE HELP KIDS! I HOPE YOU WILL TOO?
The mission of Exposing Politics: A Play of Acts Tour is to provide free high quality play performances to economically disadvantaged youth at US college venues
Literary and performance art/theater have influences on children, and youth that reveal itself in the present and as a foundation for a productive workforce of the future.
Conclusion: For students in the United States, literary-creative arts and theater is a major builder of character, ingenuity, and work ethic for eventual adulthood as opposed to those less-to-non engaged in the arts
Exposing Politics is a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). NYFA is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization founded in 1971 to work with the arts community throughout New York State and the United States to develop and facilitate programs in all disciplines. NYFA will receive grants on behalf of Exposing Politics, ensure the use of grant funds in accordance with the grant agreements, and will provide program or financial reports as required.
Contributions on behalf of the Exposing Politics must be made payable to New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Contributions can also be given with a credit card online.
The play performance will be followed by a playwright Q&A. This project begun its maiden voyage with an off off Broadway production run this past August and scheduled performances through the beginning of 2018.
Planned venues are: Virginia Commonwealth University, Howard University, Florida A&M University, and Jackson St. University. Our goal is to eventually reach as many college venues to share our educational entertainment. We want the world that is listening and motivated to be involved in a theatrical societal initiative unlike any other. Power structures are attempting to roll back all our significant gains toward equality and anti discrimination.
However, we can't achieve our goal without your financial contribution. To get on the road and begin it’s going to take a grand total of $31,169.25 to realize our goal and begin this tour. We are ready to affect the process of closing the gap between power and the uninformed and energize social empowerment to affect discrimination and inequality. A budget breakdown is as follows:
Grand Total: $ 31,169.25
Exposing Politics: A Play of Acts (all political) is a social justice spoken word play. With faux CNN’s Wolf Blitzer style “Breaking News” video clips that embellish the poetry of politics-political politics in spoken word poetry form. This story is told through the eyes and voice of Midge "Buddy" Fletcher (actor/spoken word performer/actor) and “Butterfly” (percussion/drums/harmonica), two aging Broadway theater janitors who are always tempted to take to the stage and tell their stories and political opinions
Oscar Sanders… Midge "Buddy" Fletcher….aging retiring Broadway theater janitor/spoken word performer
Naqaash Dorrell…”Butterfly”…aging retiring co-worker/percussionist/harmonica
to an audience he has no idea is listening.
"Exposing Politics is a poignant meditation of the troubling state of American politics"
Its education and theatrical entertainment.