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What happens To A Dream Deferred Project

$565 of $750 goal

Raised by 15 people in 5 months
Created January 5, 2019
Cherokee Street Development League and Encore! Theater Group! need YOUR help to bring Lorrain Hansberry’s CLASSIC, A Raisin in the Sun to Life!
Cherokee Street Development League and Encore! Theater Group partner to promote art, culture, and innovation around Cherokee Street and the surrounding neighborhoods. We believe that by integrating arts and culture, we can do our small part to help revitalize the community. We also feel that participating in the arts nourishes the soul! It’s about more than just painting, singing, or dancing. Through the arts women and men, girls and boys become equal; the disabled become able; the shy experiment with bravery; and even the gifted become part of the whole. The lesson we teach, and learn, is that all of them are necessary for the show to go on. After all, ‘All the world is a stage!’ Through our “What Happens to a Dream Deferred?” project, we will be using Langston Hughes text to explore some of  the consequences our community experience as a result of “Deferred Dreams.” Our production of Lorraine Hansberry’s American classic will feature:

Two free community workshops where attendee’s can network with resource providers, get connected to services, and enjoy food and prizes:

*It’s not what’s WRONG? It’s what do you NEED? (February 2nd, 2019)

*H.E.A.D. (Health Environment Attitude, Desire) (February 16, 2019)

There will be a Community Clean Up Competition and a Community Change Drive (coordinated with the the community businesses) with proceeds going to implement stronger youth programming in the Cherokee Neighborhood.
A free Q&A Session with the Cast and Talk Back following the show allowing community members an interactive experience with the production
Special ‘pay what you can night’ every Thursday night during the run for discounted ticket price for community members

Furthermore, Roosevelt High School and Saint Louis Job Corps will each see the production free of charge.
This is where you come in. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Because of cutbacks in support for art programs, and because good art is not free, we need to raise money from community members, family members, friends, loved ones, and any willing to champion our cause.
A Raisin in the Sun will cost approximately $7,500 to produce with $1500.00  needed just for rights alone! 

We are already a portion of the way to our goal (thanks to Uber!), but we still need your help!

Please consider a gift at any level to help us ensure this production and future collaborations will continue in our community.  

 

Our deepest gratitude,


Effrem Grettenberger 

Artistic Director, Encore! Theater Group

Alexa Seda

Executive Director, Cherokee Street Development League
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Friends the project is going well! The show is around the corner! The clean up with youth produced over 300lbs of trash that we were able remove from the streets and dispose of.

The cast of ‘Raisin’ shined at our ‘Star Studded Night!’ Community members were able to meet the cast and share in a night of music and well tempered frivolity!

Stay tuned as we get ready to go behind the scenes as we get in to the final days before the show!

Stay tuned! ❤️
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Friends! We’d like to give a BIG tHank you to Molly Grettenberger for her donation to Raisin in the Sun and #DreamDeferred19. ❤️❤️
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BIG thanks to Erika Austin for her donation to the Dream Deferred Project!!!
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Big Thanks to Michelle Fitzgerald for her donation! It is loved and appreciated!
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