Come challenge your perceptions of homelessness and share in a community-building experience. zAmya Theater, in collaboration with Hennepin Theatre Trust and The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, created Stories from the Book of Harbor Light. It is based on storytelling, writing and acting workshops with people staying at the Harbor Light Center and others who have experienced homelessness or are currently homeless.
The workshops and play were inspired by a mural commissioned by the Trust for the Harbor Light Center. Artist Bianca Pettis used the mural to amplify the voices of Harbor Light residents by having conversations with them to inspire her artwork and create a sense of community and belonging. Now, you can see those stories come to life in an original theatre piece at 900 Hennepin.
“A big theme that has stood out for me is homeless people tend to feel alone,” says Stories from the Book of Harbor Light playwright Caroline Mannheimer. “They almost all crave community, fellowship. Sometimes all a person needs is for another to listen to their story.”
See Stories from the Book of Harbor Light March 15 at 6 p.m. at 900 Hennepin Ave. with a reception at 5:30 p.m. A donation of $20 is recommended. Our goal is to bring together a socially diverse audience. Proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.
Stories from the Book of Harbor Light is supported by the Carolyn Foundation and a grant to Harbor Light from the Minnesota State Arts Board’s Partners in Arts Participation.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.