In partnership with Rose City Park Neighborhood Association, Living Stages Theater will present an interactive theatrical forum “Home is Where the Heart Is” engaged community members in conversation about ideas, values, and assumptions related to “home”. The forum was held at the Rose City Park meeting in June. During the forum, community actors from Right to Survive, an organization created by and for members of Portland’s houseless community, presented a short scene to share some of the challenges homeless individuals and families face in day-to-day survival. Members of the audience were invited to stop the action of the scene and step onto the stage to propose their ideas for possible solutions.
This program was made possible with a Small Neighborhood Grant from Central Northeast Neighbors, and a grant from Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Living Stages is a Portland-based 501 c3 arts organization committed to the practice of interactive theater as a process for community engagement, action and transformation.
“As long as social injustice exists, ours is an unfinished theater,” says Tamara Lynne, Living Stages Creative Director. “We hope to inspire action not only on the stage, but in real life— to help communities transform this situation and create neighborhoods where all individuals feel safe, and can have a sense of home.”
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