i am currently also in a tidal wave of credit card debt. for me, this means i can’t buy shoes or $6 lattes anymore.
my debt is embarrassing and stressful and limiting. but i have a roof over my head and a loving, supportive community of friends and family.
not everyone in l.a. is afforded the same benefits and privileges. not everyone can divest themselves from the experience of being without. arbitrary societal factors are all that separate those of us lucky enough to have a home to sleep in at night from those experiencing homelessness.
i am acting in homeward l.a. to humanize those 50,000+ currently homeless in l.a., by sharing their experiences through monologues written by members of the homeless community.
the uncanniness of their stories, and the echoes of my own life i hear in their words, truly give me chills every time i hear them.
performances are next tuesday, april 30 and wednesday, may 1.
tickets are only twenty--$20!--dollars.
for me, that’s a couple lattes. for you, maybe it’s the same. but for those aided by the midnight mission, that’s indispensable help in the form of:
hot meals and a place to sleep
clothing, personal hygiene products, showers, shaves and haircuts
a mailing address for job applications
medical care including hiv testing
counseling and education opportunities including GED certification
an individually assigned advocate
tickets are here.
you can donate through that same ticket link even if they can't make the show.
hope we can share this experience together. xx