HOPE tells the stories that encourage us to consider what is essential.
HOPE is a volunteer driven theatre company that seeks to stage well produced stories for a diverse audience that spark meaningful community discourse to enhance our capacity for understanding individual uniqueness as well as our common humanity.
HOPE believes in live theatre being accessible to everyone. HOPE holds two ticketed performances for the broader community along with two free community service performances each year with a concern for disenfranchised persons such as those in assisted living facilities, memory care units, prisons, parks, bookstores and more recently through Facebook live and Zoom for audiences who could use a little hope.
Civil discourse is defined as “robust, honest, frank and constructive dialogue that seeks to advance the public interest.” HOPE believes in the power of live theatre to access emotions within individuals and across communities to open up dialogue about essential topics. After each performance we hold space for our audience whether through a live “talk back” discussion or family activity packets to discuss how the story lands with our audience and what they consider to be essential.
The Greek translation of the word Theatre is “the seeing place”. The theatre can be a place to hold space for dialogue around what is essential. Hope brings community together in a shared space to experience story and to share the impact of story in each of our lives-the actors, crew and audience together.
HOPE brings well produced stories in a variety of venues malls, bookstores, libraries, parks, theatres, and more recently, Zoom!. At the end of a performance, HOPE engages the audience to learn what the story invokes in them.
STEVEN BINNS, Jr., Psy.D,MBA.
Board Member/Graphic Artist
Board Member/Production Design