For Immediate Release
Playwright gives “voice” to homeless for a cause
Atlanta, GA March 4, 2010: Giving a voice to the homeless, Randy R. Walls of Peak Visionary Theater Co., will preview his upcoming play, “SPEECHLESS” on March 18th to spread awareness of and raise funds for homeless families in Atlanta. Starting at 7pm the event will be held at the Apache Cafe located at 64 3rd Street Northwest in Atlanta.
The cast of “SPEECHLESS” will perform scenes from the play and engage the audience in a “Live Jukebox” where attendees can have cast members sing a song of their choice. The last preview show held in January packed the intimate theater with over 300 RSVPs. Cast members performing at the Apache include Mahalia Jackson, Nicole Long, Demille Cole and several others. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. All proceeds from door and raffle prize sales will benefit Nicholas House.
To purchase advance tickets, or for additional information call Yvonne Druyeh- 404-645-8014 or Randy R. Walls -678-531-1458.
Media should RSVP with Tambria Peeples of Dretam PR at 347-471-1247 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT NICHOLAS HOUSE
Nicholas House is a transitional housing shelter in Atlanta that helps homeless families get back on their feet and stay there. Through individualized case management, adult education and training, and powerful youth programs that stop the cycle of poverty, over 70% of Nicholas House families go on to remain fully self-sufficient. On any given night in Atlanta alone, there are 1200 family members without a place to call home–800 of which are children. Nicholas House is committed to helping homeless families by addressing the root causes of their homelessness so they never become homeless again. For more information, visit www.nicholashouse.org.
“SPEECHLESS” the theatrical production part of the Breaking the Silence Movement of thought provoking and social events, tells the stories of seven inner-city, poverty stricken characters. While every character is from a different background and culture, they are united in their hunger to conquer their fear of success and strive to overcome their life struggles. Through song, dance and powerful performances from artists old and new, “SPEECHLESS” will capture its audience by making them laugh, cry and most importantly think. Writer and director Randy R. Walls, uses real life situations to engage his audience inspiring them to visualize that change can only come to better our community when we see with our own eyes that hardship knows no name or status. Visit www.speechlesstheshow.com for more information.
ABOUT THE BREAKING THE SILENCE MOVEMENT –
In an effort to bring awareness and change to the Atlanta community, Breaking the Silence is a movement created to surface the issues corrupting our city such as homelessness, crime, poverty, and poor educational systems. Randy R. Walls founded Peak Visionary Theater Co. To bring change through the merging of artistic influence and community development. Walls believes these things are the key to bridging knowledge gaps within our community and breaking the silence. The Breaking the Silence series will host performing and artistic events to encourage community members, city officials and artistic leaders to join together with one voice for change.