Camp Hollywood HEART – 20th Year Anniversary Gala
As more and more young people infected with – or affected by – HIV/AIDS approach adulthood, new programs are needed to offer support, mentorship, career options, and professional opportunities for success.
In 1995, Entertainment Executive David Gale founded Hollywood HEART, inspired by the desire to give youth who lived in the shadow of HIV/AIDS a summer camping experience to overcome the intolerance they experience in their daily lives. Now, after 20 years with over 100 events and thousands of participants, Hollywood HEART will be turning dreams into reality with this years Camp Hollywood HEART and Gala celebrating the 20th Year Anniversary.
I will be returning as the Production Stage Manager of the camp, working alongside other experience artists and mentors, as we provide nearly 100 youths ages 15 – 20 with comprehensive instruction and training in their chosen art, steering them in the right direction for pursuing their creative passions. Once again, the youth will be given the opportunity to interact positively with arts professionals and peers as they explore their creativity and receive both personal and career-centered insight. On August 16th, the camp will culminate with a professionally produced live performance in which each of our young artists are empowered to showcase their creativity and artistic vision before the entire camp community and an an outside audience.
In addition, all participants get to choose from exciting daily elective programs such as comic book artistry, stunt choreography, photography, and more, providing campers with a well rounded experience beyond their initial focus. The camp also provides a variety of fun, enlightening experiences ranging from performances and workshops by well-known entertainers to hiking trips and basking in the sun in the beautiful beach adjacent mountains of Malibu, CA. And all of it is completely free for the participants.
If you’d like to participate in future Hollywood HEART events, show your support, or would love to join us at our Camp Hollywood HEART 20th Anniversary Gala on Sunday, August 16th, please visit www.hollywoodheart.org
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Tom Lenk & Kirsten Vangsness: Taking MORE Chances
Tom Lenk & Kirsten Vangsness team up once again to bring another full night of unforgettable entertainment. For one night only at the famed Theatre of NOTE, the duo will grace the stage with tales of their antics that will leave you begging for them to never stop. Sadly, it eventually must, but not before they join forces and use their instruments to play live music for the audience. The jaw dropping entertainment begins at 7pm, but if you arrive at 6:30pm you’ll have a chance to win a unique “Kirsten Signature Closet Clothing” item in a live auction. Have you ever wished that you could have a pair of her unicorn shoes? That may very well be possible! All proceeds will go towards supporting Theatre of NOTE’s next production, Whiskey Maiden.
ONE NIGHT ONLY PERFORMANCE: Sunday, August 30th @ 7pm, Live Auction @ 6:30pm.
Where: Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, CA
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Whiskey Maiden – WORLD PREMIER
Next on the Theatre of NOTE stage, Written & Directed by award winner and long time associate/former member of NOTE, Chris Kelley’s Whiskey Maiden. Elegant in its simplicity, Whiskey Maiden is an allegorical piece surrounding Billy, a worldly, intuitive homeless man with a bewildering mythology and Phil, an extremely wealthy former agent now forced out and fearing for his life. When Billy is invited to the home of Phil and forced to confront a fissure within his own narrative, he becomes caught between material want and his beliefs in transcendence. Reality begins to deconstruct, submerged memories begin to creep into the present, his monastic ethics fragment in the face of luxury, and soon he can’t remember what’s real, what’s imagined, whom he loves, and whom he may have murdered.
Previews: Wednesday, September 16th – Thursday, September 17th
Opens: Friday, September 18th – Saturday, October, 31st; 8pm Friday – Saturday, 7pm on Sundays.
Only at Theatre of NOTE.
For more information, visit Theatre of NOTE. If you’d like to donate to the Indiegogo Campaign to help fund the production, visit the Whiskey Maiden Campaign to make a tax deductible donation and view all of the constantly expanding Donation Incentives including Professional Dialect Coaching, Reiki Massages, an autographed Criminal Minds Sweatshirt, and more!