ONCE UPON A TIME FILM PROJECT – Kids in Toyland”Once Upon A Time Project” is a creative experience opportunity for our community of “differently abled” actors, writers and singers to explore their talents within the medium of film. Original stories are produced and screened for invited audiences to enjoy.Our first production will be “Kids In Toyland” written by Ms. Erin Feeney, a long time SPECTRUM actor, dancer and singer. Ms. Feeney’s story is a fairy tale that touches on the subject of bullying. Surging Films and Theatrics, under the direction of Billy Surges, led every part of the production process from turning the short story into a screenplay, directing the actors, editing the film to interviewing parents and actors for the documentary portion of the project.Produced by Artful Impact, the project was filmed on the grounds of several local downtown Naperville sites and worked closely with Naperville Settlement utilizing their grounds and buildings.Once Upon A Time Film Project – Kids in Toyland Tuesday, March 15, 2016 6:30pm Red Carpet, 7:00pm Film Screening Hollywood Palms Cinema, Naperville Tickets: $8 available online only (link coming soon)This Project was made possible by a grant from the City of Naperville Special Events and Cultural Amenities Fund (SECA)
Artful IMPACT! and The School of Performing Arts presents
Saturday, March 12th at 7:30pmThe School of Performing Arts’ Studio D Act I – Cabaret starring local musical theatre professionals Act II – Starring you! Open Mic opportunities with professional pianist, bring your own scores or choose from one of ours.Tickets: $25* per person, Pub Grub and drinks included Theatre Tag Sale / Silent Auction Tickets: Available to purchase online – click here. *Proceeds to benefit: Artful IMPACT!
ONE BILLION RISING – Break the Chains! Artful Impact and The School of Performing Arts will be supporting a local business and cause. The War Chest is a boutique shop located downtown Naperville.Women At Risk, International (WAR, Int’l) is a Grand Rapids-based, nonprofit organization, established to create circles of protection around at-risk women and children. Through culturally sensitive, value-added intervention projects and partnerships, we provide safe places to heal from abuse, trafficking, exploitation, and more. Our passion is to empower survivors to live and work with dignity and hope. One Billion Rising is an incredible movement designed to raise awareness of the immense issues women face globally, from poverty to trafficking, abuse, maternity care and more. Every year they host the Break the Chains Dance on the weekend of February 14th where men and women alike dance all around the world to stand in solidarity with those suffering and celebrate those who have found the help they desire. You do not need to be a great dancer – but you must have a passion to stand, clap, or dance (or just come to support) for freedom! Everyone is invited. Wear the color red to celebrate the weekend and the cause. Learn the dance steps ahead of time with the websites listed below. What?: Break the Chains! Why?: To raise awareness for One Billion Rising Movement When?: Friday, February 12th 6:00-7:00pm Where?: The School of Performing Arts, Studio D What to expect?: Fun, fellowship all for a great cause! Wear the color red to celebrate the weekend and the cause! One Billion Rising Revolution, 2016 – learn more! One Billion Rising – Break the Chains – Flash Mob at Daley Plaza, Chicago, 2013Break the Chain – music video