From Our Island to Yours: A Solo Show Event to Benefit Escuela Jamie L. Drew, An Elementary School in Ponce, Puerto Rico
Karen Sklaire, Adina Taubman, and Punto Space co-present a two-night solo show event to benefit Escuela Jamie L. Drew, an elementary school in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Karen and Adina perform their award-winning solo shows, RIPPLE OF HOPE and A LINE IN THE SAND. Both shows are directed by Padraic Lillis.
A LINE IN THE SAND, written and performed by Adina Taubman
December 4th at 7pm
RIPPLE OF HOPE, written and performed by Karen Sklaire
December 5th at 7pm
Each show will be followed by a short talkback with the audience.
At Punto Space: 325 W. 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
Doors open at 6:30pm.
We'll have beverages and delicious snacks donated by a local Puerto Rican restaurant (TBD).
100% of ticket sales will go to Escuela Jaime L. Drew in Puerto Rico to help them get a silent generator for the school, uniforms, school supplies, as well as food and water for the students.
With the education system at risk in our current political climate and the unfortunate gun violence epidemic in the United States, Karen and Adina felt now was the right time to bring these shows back and use them as a means to help our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico. Their children need to be able to continue their education during this time of recovery and rebuilding.
A LINE IN THE SAND: Columbine. April 20, 1999. 13 dead. 24 wounded. The worst high school shooting in U.S. history. 18 years and more than 250 school shootings later, we still have a lot to learn. Based on her interviews with survivors, Adina Taubman's provocative and timely play searches for answers.
RIPPLE OF HOPE: In this true-life story a young drama teacher struggles to engage her inner-city students with everything from gangsta improvs to a rap version of Annie. Soon she learns the obstacle is not her students but a troubled NYC school system she must conquer.
Karen Sklaire (Writer/Performer) is an actress and comedienne. She has toured the country with Theatreworks/USA and has been featured Off-Broadway at The Promenade Theatre, Town Hall, and The Soho Playhouse as well as featured in the premiere of Orson Welles Too Much Johnson at The Film Forum. She has performed standup comedy in clubs throughout NYC and hosted such comedians as Judah Freidlander (30 Rock) and Colin Quinn as well as touring with comedian Rob Bartlett and the Bartletts. Karen wrote and performed her her solo show Ripple of Hope: One Teachers Journey to Make an Impact, directed by Award-winning director Padraic Lillis which was named one of Best of Fringe*, and Best Performance* at The Capital Fringe Festival in Washington DC (*DC Metro). Ripple of Hope premiered in a sold-out run at The New York International Fringe Festival where it was named Best of Fringe*
(Broadway Blog). It also won the best of the festival and audience favorite at the Flying Solo Festival at the Secret Theater in Long Island City. In addition to being a full-time drama teacher, Karen created the first Speak Truth to Power summer theater camp which merged human rights education and theater. Karen is the recipient of the 2015 Robert F Kennedy Human Rights award for her work in theater and human rights. www.rippleofhopeshow.com
Adina Taubman (Writer/Performer) In June of 2017, Adina performed her solo docudrama, A Line in the Sand, about the Columbine High School massacre at the PortFringe Theater Festival in Portland, ME, and she won the Pulitzer Award for Excellence in Writing and the Meryl Streep Award for Excellence in Acting. In 2014, she performed the play at The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in the East Village in New York City, for which she won the award for Outstanding Production of a Solo Show. In 2010, Adina performed the play at The United Solo Theatre Festival. In 2009, she received the award for Best Stageplay at The Moondance International Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado. In 2007, Adina performed at The Midtown International Theatre Festival in NYC, where she received the award for Outstanding Production of a Solo Show. Adina is the artistic director of Chrysalis Theatre Company, which has produced Susan Bernfield's, BARKING GIRL, and The Stop Gun Violence NOW Theater Festival, and an original devised piece about mental health and depression, BEAUTY IN MY BROKENNESS. Adina received her MFA in Acting from American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. www.alineinthesandtheshow.com
PUNTO Space (View)
325 West 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|