An interactive community education theater arts program that teaches how to cope with major life challenges through the perspective of multigenerational and multicultural cast.
A pilot project offered in cooperation with The Freehold Borough
YMCA Community Center.
Humanity Players will dramatize how individuals, families, and the community can learn to cope with the effects of a variety of events and issues including:
Creating A Community Bridge
These public dramatizations will be performed at various sites such as schools, libraries, churches and temples, and other public venues. They will enable audiences to view the human experience through the eyes of every age level from seniors to young children and to gain insight into the cultural influences that shape our coping skills. Each performance will include a professionally led audience and cast discussion about the theme of the dramatic presentation.
Wanted: Humanity Players!
Volunteers needed to participate in putting the drama of real life on stage in Freehold.
Call for a telephone interview.
Community volunteers are needed to help launch a pilot program called Humanity Players. Humanity Players is an interactive community theater arts education program that will bring together individuals of different ages and diverse backgrounds to explore and dramatize some of life's most challenging issues. Candidates from teens through seniors and from all cultural backgrounds will be interviewed by the program directors. Participants will meet regularly to share real life stories and develop original scripts that will be performed by a multi-generational and multi-cultural cast.
Bernice Garfield-Szita MS, LPC, TEP and Bob Szita MS, LPC, TEP Co-directors of ActionArtz Training Institute of Marlboro are the creators and directors of Humanity Players. ActionArtz Institute and the Freehold Borough YMCA Community Center directed by Mel O'Neal are pooling skills and resources to launch this non-profit educational pilot program. There will be no charge to Humanity Players participants. Anyone interested in further information or in becoming a Humanity Player, please contact ActionArtz at 732-577-1076 or from their website at www.ActionArtz.com.
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A diverse group of volunteer trained community members representing different ages, socioeconomic status, and cultural backgrounds.
The project will be funded by foundation and corporate grants, individual contributions, fundraising campaigns, and the production of educational materials and audio video tapes for the future sale.
Bernice and Bob share a dream to create a dynamic dramatic ares education program that will tap the positive energy of every sector within the community to address difficult life issues. They are well known for their successful innovative community programs. Both Bob and Bernice are Licensed Professional Counselors, nationally board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselors, and Trainers, Educators and Practitioners of psychodrama and the use of action group techniques.
Bernice and Bob are active community leaders in numerous organizations
including : Chair of the Women in Business Committee of Western
Monmouth Chamber of Commerce, board members of Center Players
of Freehold, consultants to Freehold Community Counseling Service,
Past President of the NJ Chapter of the American Society of Group
Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, and adjunct faculty at Brookdale
Community College. They are international conference presenters
and consultants to educational systems, corporations, and health
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