Machine Theatre Act Two
"Last Tuesday we had our second meeting with Machine Theatre. The company members of Machine have teamed up and partnered with us to bring a new form of expression and yes, play, to the Neighbors here at Urban Ministry Center. Our first session consisted more of meeting each other and introducing this exciting project to the Neighbors. The second session proved to be much more active as you can see in the picture. Here, Luis and Carlisle meet head to head in the final round of Scorpion, a game used to help actors become more aware of the space and players around them.
The hope behind this new partnership is to help Neighbors at Urban Ministry Center rediscover their voice and self worth. Many individuals facing homelessness find themselves isolated and disconnected from themselves, as well as the society around them. When daily life is so focused on survival individuals tend to miss out on those little gifts of living... within these workshops and the relationships already forming, our Neighbors can breathe, play and once again hear the individual within them.
A huge thanks to Machine Theatre... this is going to be beautiful!"
From the ArtWorks945 blog. ArtWorks945 is a division of the Urban Ministry Center, an interfaith agency serving poor and homeless in Charlotte NC with love, compassion, and tangible help.
For more info on ArtWorks945 or the Urban Ministry Center, check out www.urbanministrycenter.org