A Semi-staged Public Reading
By Mary Driscoll
Directed by Jacqui Parker
Saturday, June 2, 2012
10 Channel Center Street
Fort Point Theatre Channel hosted the first semi-staged reading of The Hidden Faces of Courage, a theatre piece from the Generational Legacy Project of the nonprofit On With Living and Learning, Inc.—OWLL.
The Hidden Faces of Courage came about by working with women worthy to be honored. The play centers around the life of one formally incarcerated woman, her friends, and her son. Their stories symbolize the lives of innumerable woman and children of similar circumstances. That is to say, they become a product of poverty, violence, drug use, and prison. It is their legacy of courage they hope to pass on.
Combining monologues, rap, spirituals, and dance, The Hidden Faces of Courage was presented by the women of OWLL and professional actors from Our Place Theatre Project and Fort Point Theatre Channel.
OWLL, led by FPTC member Mary Driscoll, uses theatre as a medium for public dialogue to promote economic opportunity and active engagement for all members of a community.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administered by the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events. The program is also supported by a grant from Mass Humanities.