LakeArts Foundation

Create, Educate, Celebrate

SIGHTED EYES/FEELING HEART Documentary Screening - March 26, 2018 and Writing Your Truth: Playwriting Workshop - March 27, 2018 at the August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh

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Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart is the first-ever feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry, the visionary playwright who authored the groundbreaking A Raisin in the Sun. The film reveals Hansberry’s prescient works tackling race, human rights,women’s equality and sexuality that anticipated social and political movements on the horizon.

Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart features Tony Award®-winning actress Anika Noni Rose as the voice of Hansberry, interviews with Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Harry Belafonte and Louis Gossett, Jr. and narration by LaTanya Richardson Jackson. Filmmaker and Peabody Award-winner Tracy Heather Strain (Unnatural Causes, I’ll Make Me a World) crafts the story of one woman who believed, like many of her generation, that words could change society. 

After the film, join us for a moderated panel featuring the creative team behind the film and a reception celebrating the film and the empowerment of women. Both the panel and reception are included with paid admission to the documentary. The reception includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres and live music by a female jazz trio.

TOO CLOSE -- A Play by Luigi Laraia at HB Studio, New York City September 13, 14, 15, 2018

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The play, TOO CLOSE is a parable about climate change and its impact on two unsuspecting individuals trapped in an elevator in a modern-day high rise.  At its simplest level, it is a microcosm of a world in which depletion of resources leads to the inhumanity of man against man, and nothing in the play prepares you for its shocking outcome.

TOO CLOSE demonstrates the power of theatre to inspire, activate and make change in the world around us.

Presented at the HB Studios, the evening will also feature leading environmentalists, scientists, and climate change activists who will discuss the global impact of climate change as it begins to affect our daily lives and ultimately the relationships within our community.