Archive for the ‘Performing Arts’ Category

I Create Birmingham: Brandon Bruce

“At this time, when everything is so drastically divided in our culture, it feels important to tell stories that are about empathy, accepting and empowering each other, and coming together. It might sound hyperbolic, but that makes our job to save the world.”

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I Create Birmingham: Sarah Mason

“What began as a creative and emotional outlet has become more than a career. It’s part of my identity, and it’s how I can connect with other people who might have felt the way I have at some point. I like to think that’s why people purchase my work — they see a part of themselves in my paintings. They hang my art on their wall, and it grows with them.”

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I Create Birmingham: John Scalici

I Create Birmingham: John Scalici

“Everyone wants a purpose. Sometimes, it takes a while to find it and sometimes you haven’t had the opportunity to develop it, but it’s there. I like to call it ‘finding your personal rhythm.'”

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I Create Birmingham: Carlton Bell

“We crave connection, and I think that is what theatre is all about — connecting stories to audiences and, more importantly, finding the common experiences and emotions that connect us all.”

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“Inclusivity is important. I’m really proud of how diverse our group is and that our girls get to experience diversity on all kinds of levels: gender identity, socioeconomic status, religion, and race. They are building relationships with others they may not have connected with under ordinary circumstances, and we volunteers get to watch those relationships grow.”

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