We want to thank you for being a part of our Hand2Mouth family. With all of your generous support now and over our 17+ years, we continue creating original new works that are bold and accessible, potent, relevant and audacious.
To continue this work, we have established a membership and sponsorship program for our family of supporters to contribute directly to the services we provide. We are asking for your contribution to further our service to the community through either a one-time or recurring tax-deductible donation. With you continued support, we move forward together.
2018 has been a year filled with exploration and discoveries. We embrace the fact that H2M is an artist-founded, artist-run and artist-led theatre company; small, but our ambition and reach have exploded over the last few years, as proven through our recent collaborations with arts organizations like Third Angle New Music, CoHo Productions, and Artists Repertory Theatre.
We’ve created new theatre from wide-ranging sources including beloved singer-songwriter Elliott Smith, an archive of suicide-focused newspaper articles from the 1940’s, a playwright’s Great-Grandfather’s post-escaping-the-holocaust journal, interviews with real-life founders of Utopian communities, and ‘research’ into scenic objects made for other theatre’s stage productions. All these works were paired with free public conversations with community experts
Along with strong artistic and literary merits, [Hand2Mouth] brought the community an opportunity to engage in an important, contained, and actual conversation.
- Dr. David Shultis, Youth Counselor, Outside In
We’ve created work with our newly-enlarged H2M Company, hired our favorite collaborators, partnered with local visionary artists, and flown in nationally recognized designers and composers. All to create provocative work that continues to amplify the voices and ideas our community recognizes as important, right now. Just this summer we were awarded our biggest financial awards ever from an individual and a foundation; acknowledging and supporting our artistic projects that allow audiences to consider the complexities of the universe inside themselves.
I feel very lucky to have been able to build these shows with such great people. It's been a real joy, and I hope to work with you again.
- Ben Moorad, Writer
We are very proud to see our Student Voices youth theatre workshops expand into five public schools, providing creative education and professional experience to teenagers on the edges of the city, whose voices are rarely heard or celebrated in new theatre works. We have strengthened our relationships with community partner organizations, deepening our work with Outside In to provide professional development opportunities to young people experiencing homelessness through internships and employment within our creative process.
I [have] been having a really fun time working with you guys again. And to be honest, I truly love my job.
- Narci Quintera, part-time Production Assistant, former Outside In Intern
We all have a universe inside of us; an ever-expanding web of experiences and depths. We choose to enter this new year honoring the profound unity discovered through acknowledging and accepting our diversity.
Thank you and Happy New Year!
Company: Jonathan Walters, Erin Leddy, Liz Hayden, Jenni Green-Miller, Jean-Luc Boucherot, Judson Williams
Project Manager & Education Director : Lucille Dawson
Board: March Brooker, Anthony Green, Teresa Koberstein, Steve Neighorn, Jonathan Walters, Zed Jones