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Congratulations to all the 2021 NH Governor's Arts Award recipients! We are delighted to have the Elephant-in-the-Room Series® in the spotlight. Thank you to our EITR Advisory Board, the talented artists who write and perform, our esteemed expert panelists, our funders and sponsors, and the brave audiences who share their stories and participate in EITR discussions throughout the state.
Arts in Health Award Video Courtesy of NH State Council on the Arts – https://youtu.be/gh5S6rKPt5k
Elephant-in-the-Room Series® presents playreadings and community conversations about stigmatizing topics that we as a society often feel uncomfortable discussing in public.
Following the reading, a facilitated audience conversation focuses on attitudes about ethical issues involved in the subject over time and today, and our responsibility as a society to bring these issues out of the shadows and into the cultural mainstream.
In the current climate of alienation and miscommunication, these events use live theatre to create a safe and nurturing environment that encourages transformational communication between individuals. The Elephant-in-the-Room Series® encourages courageous conversations about our hidden "elephants," and also emphasizes the importance of building empathy by looking at multiple points of view, much as the fabled "blind men" trying to understand the elephant in their own way.
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation says that New Hampshire Theatre Project :
“uses theatre to bring people together to talk about immensely difficult things and connect people with resources available to help…. Community happens when it’s safe to talk about the hard things.”
To RSVP for upcoming Elephant-in-the-Room Series® events please visit the On Stage Now section of the website.
The following plays are available for virtual and in-person performances in your community, organization or institution.
For more information, please contact Genevieve Aichele, firstname.lastname@example.org
Work with our company artists to create transformational theatre for your community. Current topics in development include Climate Justice, Reproductive Health, and Gun Rights and Responsibilities.
Courageous Conversations explores multiple viewpoints and perspective on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace and in the community.
"Final Thoughts" by Tim Barretto explores the isolating issue of suicide, which was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States, claiming the lives of over 47,000 people, in 2017.
"A Wider Circle," written by Mary-Ellen Hedrick, examines the complex challenges of substance misuse disorder.