[Local events] Fwd: May 8, "Thinking Outside the Cardboard Box"

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Fri Apr 25 13:25:23 PDT 2008

May 8, 2008: "Thinking Outside the Cardboard Box"

Kwamba Productions and Dignity Village are hosting an evening of ART,
FILM, & PERFORMANCE to promote community dialogue on "outside the box"
methods to ending poverty and homelessness.

"Thinking Outside the Cardboard Box" is sponsored in part by Regional
Arts and Culture Council and will premiere local art, photography, a
theatrical playlet, and a film.

When: Thursday, May 8, from 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Where: Hollywood Theatre (4122 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland)

Admission is FREE at the door!
Reserved seats can be purchased for $10 in advance by calling
1-800-494-TIXS (8497) or at www.boxofficetickets.com.

This is a collaborative project between Dignity Village
(www.dignityvillage.org) and Kwamba Productions (www.kwamba.com), who
are long-time partners in producing outreach materials for ending
homelessness through alternative housing communities.

FILM: Kwamba and Dignity Village will screen a portion of the Tent
Cities Toolkit interactive movie in which Dignity Villagers,
Portland's former commissioner Eric Sten, Street Roots' Israel Bayer,
JOIN's Marc Jolin, and many others are featured.

EXHIBITS: Portland's street newspaper Streets Roots, and Sisters of
the Road, among others, will open the event with exhibits from local
street artists and photographers.

THEATRE: The event will also premiere the 15-minute playlet, "Road to
Dignity," written and performed by Dignity Villagers, and directed by
Deborah Rodney. Phyllis Jones, Villager and writer, said, "The play is
a lighthearted sketch of a typical day at Dignity Village, narrated by
Gizmo, one of the Village cats. The play breaks stereotypes of why
people are homeless. It gets down to the real nitty-gritty of who we
are as people, neighbors, and as members in the

OPEN-MIC: The event will close with an open-mic hour of music and
poetry from the audience and broader community. If you would like to
participate in the open-mic, please bring your instrument (mics are
provided) and join the fun!

We would greatly appreciate any help in promoting this event; please
forward this posting to anyone interested. We are also actively
recruiting volunteers to help with logistics.

For more information, please visit www.tentcitiestoolkit.org or
contact Wendy Kohn (503-985-3337; tentcitiestoolkit at kwamba.com).

We hope that you will join us at this exciting event on May 8, 2008!

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