Alika Hope and The Ray of Hope Project will be performing in several places this summer…check our events page for more information. Hope to see you soon!
Alika Hope was a soloist for the social justice concert: Triggered: Gender Violence in Music
Date: Saturday, April 1 | 7:30pm
Location: Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford CT
This event features music that considers issues of gendered violence. We have rated it “PG-13,” suggesting that parents accompany children. Performers include members of the Hartford Opera Theater and students from Yale University under the direction of Yale DMA conducting candidate Nathan Reiff, accompanied by Dr. Miguel Campinho. They will perform an excerpt of Samurai by Elsa Olivieri-Sangiacomo, Trigger by Jessica Rudman, and No Capacity to Consent by Tawnie Olson.
Dixon Place and the Institute of Prophetic Activist Art present: The International Human Rights Art Festival, produced March 3-5, 2017 at Dixon Place. This is the first human rights art festival in the long and vibrant history of New York City’s cultural scene. The Festival is produced by Tom Block, long-time artist-activist, author of Prophetic Activist Art: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution, and founder of the Institute of Prophetic Activist Art, an art-activist incubator housed at Dixon Place. Playwright and Director Julia Levine is the Assistant Producer.
Ray of Hope Project will be performing at the Kids Fest on March 4th from 9:30am-11:30am, and an all ages concert at 12:00pm
Join us for a weekend of art, advocacy, and celebration, with happy hours featuring tasty human-rights themed concoctions, human rights trivia, prizes, t-shirts and much more.
Television Producer and Presidential Medal of the Arts winner Norman Lear
Senator Charles E. Schumer (NY)
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY)
Senator Bernie Sanders (VT)
Senator Ben Cardin (MD)
Senator Chris Van Hollen (MD)
Senator Susan Collins (ME)
Congressman and Civil Rights Hero John Lewis (GA)
Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (NY)
Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD)
NY State Assemblywoman Deborah Glick
New York City Councilman and Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer
Chinese Human Rights Defender and Democracy Activist Wei JingSheng
Sojourner Truth is the Festival Godmother, and represents the highest ideals of activism. She was an African-American abolitionist and women’s rights activist, who escaped slavery with her infant daughter in 1826. After going to court to recover her son, she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man. She told friends: “The Spirit calls me, and I must go” and left to make her way traveling and preaching about the abolition of slavery
Ray of Hope Project in the Press…
See article about Ray of Hope Project founder, Alika Hope, at this link:
A slice of life on the Greek island of Crete will come to Bethlehem with the production of “Zorba,” the vibrant, Tony Award-winning musical.
Written by the highly successful team of Kander and Ebb, (“Chicago,” “Cabaret”) “Zorba” will be presented from Saturday to Aug. 14 at The Gary-The Olivia Theater, 249 Flanders Road.
The musical is based on the novel by Nikos Kazanzakis, “Zorba The Greek,” which inspired the popular film starring Anthony Quinn as Zorba and Alan Bates as the teacher/writer Nikos.
The role of Zorba will be played by Thomas Camm, most recently seen in the Clay & Wattles’ production of “Man of La Mancha” as Don Quixote; and Niko will be played by New York-based actor Maurio Hines, last seen as Pedro in “Man of La Mancha,” and in recent engagements with the Virginia Opera and the Glimmerglass Festival.
Madame Hortense will be played by Alika Hope, last seen as Bloody Mary in the Clay & Wattles’ production of “South Pacific,” and the role of Widow will be played by Sophia Sapronov, last seen as Thea in Clay and Wattles’ production of “Fiorello.”
Sets are designed by Woodbury artist Matt Wood.
Tickets are $28 and $35. Individual, senior and group tickets are available at thegarytheolivia.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. For details, call 203-273-5669.