April 17, 2018
Homeward LA is a 10-day citywide event taking place Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 22 featuring biographical monologues about individuals in Los Angeles county who have experienced homelessness. Multiple productions across the city will feature a unique cast performing the same 12 monologues.
The South Bay production is directed and produced by Rashel Mereness and features Jim Barnes, Jessica Booker-Gardner, Jeff Bragg, Raymond Dussault, Mercedes Frierson, Valerie Gorsuch, Robert Jekabson, Quincy Johnson II, Lloyd Leifer, Lorna Silva, Katerina Tana and Dan Worthington.
Intended to raise awareness and provide aide to those who are experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles, all proceeds will benefit The Midnight Mission, a non-profit organization in Skid Row, which has been serving the Los Angeles homeless community for more than a century. “I want to see the community come together to end homelessness,” said Homeward LA Founder Jason Lesner. “After years of working in the nonprofit sector, serving those who have experienced foster care, probation, and homelessness, I came to believe that the only way we can truly solve this problem is if the community first commits to solving it. Homeward LA is designed to reach people all over the city and instill compassion that invigorates their desire to evoke change and take action.”
“The Midnight Mission is proud to partner with Homeward LA in telling stories of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles” says Mike Arnold, President & CEO of The Midnight Mission.“The Midnight Mission’s goal is to restore people to self-sufficiency and combat the issues surrounding homelessness. There is no one solution that will end homelessness. It will require all of us working together. Projects like this help improve understanding of the horrors of street life and create bridges for significant transformation. We are so honored to be partnering with the talented writers, actors and those experiencing homelessness who are uniting to raise awareness of the people living on our streets who are who are hungry and without a home.”
Tickets are $20.
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3378145.
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