We are so excited about the wonderful response to A Thousand Fibers.
Audiences loved the performances!
We are grateful for the support of donors like you who helped make it happen and enabled us to pay our actors, artists, and community support staff.
We'd also like to thank the following organizations:
Dolfinger McMahon Foundation
Philadelphia Cultural Fund
Joseph Robert Foundation
Philadelphia OACCE (Culture in Neighborhoods)
We are also grateful for our wonderful cast and creative team:
Playwright - Alec Hersh
Directors - Sofía Anastasia & Eric Carter
Stage Manager - Jamel Baker
Assistant Stage Manager - Victoria Crenshaw
Production Designer - Annemarie Branco
Mural Designer - Neury (Tito) Caba
Art Exhibit Faciliatators: Neury (Tito) Caba & Camille O'Connor
Anthony Cornatzer, Blahir Sargent, Charvez Grant, Curtis Saxton, Dacia Nedd, Hector Espinosa, Leila Saxton, Nina Cottman, Ray Thomas, Thomas Freeman, Yajaira Paredes, Yeriel Cortes
Special thanks to:
The Providence Center, Ekklecia Church, Historic Fair Hill, Fairhill Neighbors & Taller Puertorriqueño
The Fairhill Theatre Project 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.
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
Community Art Exhibit featuring local Fairhill community art.
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