Spotlight on Designer of 2071 Al Kucsar

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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….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spotlight on our Lead actor of 2071–Robert Meksin

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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
NYC, AEA and SAG-AFTRA.

 

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….

WE NEED TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE MEANS!…AND WE DON’T!

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.

 

Spotlight on Director of Ripple Effect Artists’ 2071!

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Our easy access to technology often leaves us feeling overwhelmed with the enormity of the world’s social and environmental issues……

The little mobile device in our hands makes it easy for us to remain detached and numb to the problems plaguing our planet. Art has the power to awaken our paralyzed senses by changing our prospective. Once we relate to the “other”, we begin to feel a connection to the larger world community. Art’s ripple effect can empower and…..

Propel us to take action for the greater good.

 

We are so thrilled to have Carin Zakes direct our August Production of 2071!

Theatre makes the difference…

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That’s the magic of art and the magic of theatre: it has the power to transform an audience, an individual, or en masse, to transform them and give them an epiphanal experience that changes their life, opens their hearts and their minds and the way they think. — Brian Stokes Mitchell

I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.  –Thornton Wilder

Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to. –Willem Dafoe

The good die young but not always. The wicked prevail but not consistently. I am confused by life, and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre. –Helen Hayes.

 

After recently seeing NETWORK on Broadway, I was challenged to think about how I am a slave to the media.  Many provocative productions that are out there challenge us.   It reminds of the importance we do with theatre and how we must create a RIPPLE EFFECT.

Spotlight on Upcoming Singer-Activist Sandra Bargman

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This wonderful woman is one of the many who has sung and will continue to sing with Ripple Effect Artists’ Concerts.

WATCH HER SOULFUL MUSIC HERE!

As founder and Executive Director, I have been so honored to find artists with kindred spirits to work alongside us.   See her amazing credits below!!

Enjoy our EARTH DAY CABARET featuring award-winning singer, activist, and interfaith minister, Sandra Bargman. Sandra Bargman actor, interfaith minister, and activist, is thrilled to be a part of the socially conscious work of Ripple Effects Artists . She has performed in Madison Square Gardens Broadway national tour of Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt, Off-Broadway, in regional theatres across the country, on cruise ships, and behind the mic in recording studios. She is an award winning, seminary trained and ordained Interfaith Minister, and owns her own company, Sacred Stages, LLC, which produces her one women shows and plays dedicated to exploring the big questions about life and examining our troubled times. Her most recent, The Edge of Everyday, was nominated for a BWW award, and the live recording is now available on Amazon and CDBaby. She is a Climate Reality Leader, having completed The Climate Reality Leadership training with Al Gore in late 2017. http://www.sandrabargman.com.

 

This Easter/Passover, we all can come together to protect our Earth.   Join US for our Earth Day Cabaret HERE!

 

 

We are so excited to take on this issue of our planet this year for these generations and more!