Free Tickets for “Facing Homelessness” Production Now Available for Viterbo Community Members
March 5, 2018
Contact Kirsten Gabriel at 608-796-3840 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE TICKETS FOR FACING HOMELESSNESS PRODUCTION NOW AVAILABLE FOR VITERBO COMMUNITY MEMBERS
LA CROSSE, Wis. – All Viterbo community members are invited to attend Facing Homelessness, a free devised theatre piece and the culmination of a tri-campus-community service-learning project.
The productions will take place on Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21 at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts. An informative pre-event reception (with treats) begins at 6 p.m. each night, with the production to follow at 7 p.m. Facing Homelessness builds on the stories shared by La Crosse community members who have or are currently experiencing homelessness. Learn more and reserve your free ticket starting at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26 at http://endhomelessnesslacrosse.org/facing-homelessness/. Free tickets will also be available in through the Viterbo box office.
These productions are part of Founder’s Week, a week committed to celebration of Viterbo’s founders and highlighting some of the social justice issues the FSPA are most passionate about. Limited transportation is available. Email Kirsten Gabriel if you need transportation.
How did this project come together?
Community members were identified in collaboration with Couleecap, the La Crosse Coalition to End Homelessness, and other local agencies. Students in a Western Technical College Human Services class interviewed the community members and transcribed their stories. The transcriptions and video/audio recordings of the interviews were shared with students in a UW-La Crosse writing class, who then wrote up these stories and turned them into a digital book. The book, interview transcripts and recordings were then shared with students in a Viterbo theatre class. The Viterbo theatre students, in collaboration with professors David Gardiner and Jeff Stolz, created and produced a performance which includes the spoken word, scripted scenes, and multimedia pieces using visual projections and live music. A freewill offering will be accepted. Money collected will go directly to the La Crosse Coalition to End Homelessness and Couleecap.
Contact Kirsten Gabriel via email or ext. 3840 with any questions.