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 Yajaira Paredes (Maria) 

Raymond Thomas (Sam)

Thomas Freeman (Alex)

We are now in full swing with our community based theatre arts project and we're working toward our culminating event:

A Performance Piece inspired by stories from the Fairhill Community and a Community Art Exhibit.


A Thousand Fibers is the story about the life of Maria, a Puerto Rican woman and the people in her community that she connected with throughout her life. The play takes place in various locations in North Philadelphia as the audience is taken on a journey into Maria's colorful life. Maria was a friend, an abuela, a confidant, a chef, a teacher, a Tia. Fairhill became her house and the neighborhood became her family.

To be held in the heart of Fairhill: Saturday August 21st 2pm & 6pm and Sunday August 22nd 3pm

at Taller Puertorriqueño: 2600 N. 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19133

**Masks required

Community Art Exhibit will be featuring local Fairhill community art.

To be held in the Taller Puertorriqueño lobby on Saturday, August 21st from 1pm - 2pm & 3:30pm - 6pm

"Not only is it focused on the Fairhill community, it was made and shaped by experiences and cultural narratives from our community members, and Providence Center is so proud to have been able to participate in such a beautiful project"
-Siria Rivera, the Executive Director of Providence Center

Alec Hersh, our playwright, has been receiving feedback from community members and will continue to do so during our rehearsal process for the play, A Thousand Fibers, based on true stories from the Fairhill Community. We're honored to have worked alongside members of the community and are excited to share the play with you in August.

Siria is also one of our community partners in the Fairhill area of Philadelphia. She shares about the diversity of the community and what she is most excited about in the play.