Don't miss this world premiere that comments on war and peace through the eyes of seven women characters. It runs for two weekends at The Imagined Life Theatre on San Vicente, with a special performance one night only at The Museum of Tolerance on Oct. 18. Carry the World: Women and Peace stars Shohreh Aghdashloo along with Yareli Arizmendi, Alexandra Chun, Colleen Duffy, Constance Ejuma, Jennifer Hasty, and Katarina Radivojevic. It is a new piece of theatre adapted from interviews and inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Marissa Roth's exhibition "One Person Crying: Women and War." Roth's exhibit is currently on view through October 18, 2012 at the Museum of Tolerance.
Carry the World: Women and Peace aims to inspire hope, and more importantly, an empathetic response calling the spirit to action and the body to activism on behalf of the dignity inherent in all of life. The production is sponsored by the Creative Visions Foundation in association with The Imagined Life Studio, sponsored by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, with support from the Levantine Cultural Center. Reservations online at the Creative Visions web site.
Henrik Ibsen wrote: "The politicians want only special revolutions, outward revolutions, and political readjustments. All of this is inconsequential. The only revolution that counts is a revolution of the human spirit."
In Carry the World: Women and Peace, we experience the inner revolution of seven women on the battlefield of the human spirit, as they express their tragedies and triumphs through dialogue, testimony, song and dance. This 50-minute theatrical event explores greed, war and the effects of ignorance on the world within and without.
Diana Castle has worked in various creative capacities for over 30 years, as teacher/coach, producer/director, actress/singer, with Julie Taymor, Julie Harris, Lily Tomlin, Olympia Dukakis, Common, Wynonna and Naomi Judd, Josh Groban, Jackie Evancho and many others.
About Playwright/Director Diana Castle
For 25 years, Diana has been mentoring the next generation of creative activists through her IMAGINED LIFETM creative philosophy and practical application. She teaches acting as the art of the empathetic imagination in an effort to "illuminate alternative perceptions and possibilities of experience, facilitate catharsis and create community though the widening of our empathetic embrace." Diana created THE IMAGINED LIFETM THEATRE in Los Angeles and is the recipient of The Maverick Award for "self styled creativity" from The LA Women's Theatre Festival. Diana will be featured on "30 Days of Intent" for the new Deepak Chopra premium YouTube channel, The Chopra Well. She is also currently a Mentor of the Creative Activist Program (CAP) at Creative Visions Foundation.
About the Creative Visions Foundation
Inspired by artist, adventurer, and creative activist, Dan Eldon, a 22-year old photojournalist killed in Somalia in 1993, Creative Visions Foundation offers mentoring, tools and resources, fiscal sponsorship and a networking platform to over 65 projects and productions on five continents. The new Dan Eldon Center for Creative Activism, a hub for filmmakers, writers, photographers, artists, journalists and others with a desire to "do something" to impact the world around them. CVF has impacted more than 80 million people and helped raise nearly $12 million for projects since it was founded by Dan's mother, Kathy Eldon, and sister, Amy Eldon Turteltaub in l998.
Kathy Eldon, author of 17 books and award-winning documentary film and producer Amy Eldon-Turtletaub, lead a revolution of creative activism, uniting grass roots activists with leaders in film, television, art, journalism and media. These two visionary women recently produced, Extraordinary Moms for the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) featuring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Julia Roberts and Rosie O'Donnell, and the Emmy-nominated documentary TBS film, Dying to Tell the Story featuring Christiane Amanpour, along with numerous books, articles, speeches and films that have inspired and connected millions of creative activists around the globe.