Mask-Debate. New Normal.

COVID-19: The mask debate

As lockdown eases down and we become used to the “new normal” we still have to remind ourselves that the pandemic is far from over.

With fresh cases are being recorded every day, a lot of countries are now making face covering mandatory. In the UK alone, the government is investing £14m for firms to make ‘million face masks’ a week.

Whatever your thoughts about masks, whether your argument public health, civil liberties and personal freedom, prevention is always better than cure.


Check out below how to wear your mask properly.

Jessie Fahay

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Ripple Effect Artists Remounts a Performance to honor the African American Experience.



Hello to all,


In light of the recent murder of George Floyd, we at Ripple Effect Artists are remounting a Spoken-Word Performance from 2018 via the radio–   In her expository life stories and provocative poetry, Dawn Speaks will give a full spectrum of her life as an African American woman both personally and professionally.   When listening, we laugh, we cry, and we can begin to understand.   We are so honored to have Dawn perform with Ripple Effect Artists and  Tune in to on Saturday, July 11th at 2PM.


We would also like to introduce this website/resource to all:

Erika Ewing, The Founder of GOT TO STOP will be speaking during this Radio show.

Thank you all for following Ripple Blog Talk.


“Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.” -Martin Luther King.







It delights us to announce that multi-ethnic writer and director Jonathan Libman will direct our production of ROSE COLORED GLASS.

Born and raised in New York City, his plays include Accidents Waiting to Happen, Please Leave the Light On, The Metro Section, The Men Upstairs, Self-Generated Friction, The Haitian Sensation, Shall I Fetch the Apparatus and other one acts. 
Recently Johnathan has been directing THE MUSHROOM CURE written and performed by Adam Strauss at The Cherry Lane Theater.
“I am usually interested in stories and characters who get overlooked, marginalised or worse. I will never ignore or deprive character of their essence and language because that is their in my lifehood,”.
We cannot wait to see what Johnathan does with our production of Sue Bigelow and Janice L. Goldberg’s Rose Colored Glass in July 2020.


Seasons Greetings!





Season greetings to you all!


All of us at Ripple effect Artists want to send everyone an enormous thank you for supporting us on Giving Tuesday (4th December). Together we raised over $4000 from Tuesday alone.



However big or small your donation, this achievement was all because of you!



Your money now means we are much closer to producing our rendition of Rose Color Glass next year. All profits from our production will benefit The Road to Hope [], a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting self-sustaining development in Haiti, with a special emphasis on protecting children.




Simply put, if it wasn’t for faithful supporters, we wouldn’t exist. So thank you again for granting the funds for our next production that we need to make a difference in the lives children, families, and communities break the cycle of poverty in the US and Haiti.


We will keep you all posted on everything related to this production in 2020.


Again we could not thank you enough. Enjoy the holidays and have a happy new year.


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Happy Almost Thanksgiving!




Thanksgiving: An American Immigrant tale




Autumn is now in full swing and it’s the time of the year we give thanks.




We thank our veterans and serving military for 2 minutes every November 11 and at the end of the month we celebrate thanksgiving.




The Pilgrims celebrated “First Thanksgiving” October 1621. It’s the original American immigration story. Europeans came to another country with no support, no idea if it would work. All they knew it was going to a better opportunity. When things got bad, the locals with food welcomed them. It was the first harvest and success story for these immigrants.




It’s a story we tell and carrying on this story every year of thanks. It’s a tradition that came from a dinner that happened nearly 400 years ago.




Over the next year we at ripple effects Artists will carry on with our immigration stories. With award-winning writer Ina Chadwick’s “where the streets a paved with gold” evening on November 18th {} to our production of Sue Bigelow and Janice Goldberg ROSE COLORED GLASS in 2020.




Join us to make ripples and Happy Thanksgiving.


Launch of Season 10. How do we practice ethical and responsible immigration?



As we take on Story-Telling events and go into our 10th season, there is much to share!

We launch our season with the event above in which with a mix of poetry, music, and story-telling, we will hear heartwarming and poetic tales of immigration.  This year, we will continue to share stories, facts, and details about the topic of immigration and how to make the biggest impact in the year 2020.


We would like to pay a special acknowledgment to Board Member, Ina Chadwick who put this important event together.


Thank you for reading!



Spotlight on Designer of 2071 Al Kucsar


This set from FROST/NIXON is one of the many designs of our featured Set Designer of “2071: The  World We’ll Leave Our Grandchildren.”

Alexander Kulcsar has been designing sets for the stage since 1993, and has been resident set designer for Rainbow Theatre in Stamford, CT (an Equity company), and Square One Theatre in Stratford, CT. He is a also a graphic designer, writer, actor, documentarian and videographer. In 2015 he received an award from Square One for Outstanding Contribution to the Theatre.

SET FOR FROST/NIXON (2013, Westport Community Theatre; directed by Bob Johnson).  What I liked most about this set was its flexibility for becoming many different locations with minimal furnishing; the platforms Right and Left gave characters who commented on the action an elevated space; the pixelated design on the back wall opened to allow entrances and exits. The live video screen was not as big as I liked, but I think it all worked well with our small space and limited resources.

Al, we thank you for your extensive work with Ripple Effect Artists and your commitment to our mission.

One last chance to see these amazing designs in Ripple Effect Artists’ Production of 2071 on August 29th!

Link HERE.

Here’s to designers creating ripples….










Spotlight on our Lead actor of 2071–Robert Meksin


With such a vast array of theatrical experience and passion for his work, we are proud to produce Robert Meksin!

This show marks Robert’s debut with Ripple Effect Artists. Theatrical
credits include Off-Broadway appearances in the title role of The
Canterville Ghost and performances in workshops with Playwrights
Horizons and Ensemble Studio Theatre. Performances in regional
theaters and various venues outside of NYC include: Great Lakes Theater
(OH), Cleveland Play House, Gretna Theatre (PA), Virginia Shakespeare
Festival, Greenbrier Valley Theatre (WV), Bagaduce Theatre (ME), and
Playwrights Theater of NJ. Festival appearances include: NYC Fringe,
Strindberg NY, FringeArts (Philadelphia), GayFest NYC, EstroGenius
(NYC), and West Village Musical Theatre. His Off-Off Broadway credits
consist of numerous roles, some of which are Buckingham (Richard III),
Autolycus (The Winter’s Tale), and Vanya (Uncle Vanya). Robert’s film
and TV work includes the lead role in Blind Date, winner of the Alliance
Media Northeast award. Robert is a member of The WorkShop Theater, in


We are thrilled to have him!


Why are climate facts misleading…..

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We often believe that if the drastic measures are not the truth, then perhaps there is not much to worry about or worse yet, that what we believe to be true about Climate Change is unreal completely.   I recently have taken many quizzes related to the climate crisis and gotten some answers wrong simply because I am always assuming the worst.  For instance, I thought the planet’s global temperature raised by 5 degrees rather than 1.69 degrees.   So what does this leave me thinking….


The image above shows an overall scope of Climate Change at a 2 degree growth rate globally.  It is not merely warmth we are seeing–it is increased floods, species decreasing and increasing, food decline, economic decline, etc.   Many speak about climate change as something to be feared for the future and rightly so.  Yet, in addition, it is my intention to prove the Climate Change is something that is actually happening NOW.   See this in images below.



Why do we not relate to Hurricanes, Draughts, and Extreme Flooding as something that needs immediate attention?   It is these extreme events that cause extreme destruction personally and economically.

So, we talk plenty about problems.   Why not talk about solutions.   This inspiring video does just that.   Time to focus on what to do next.