Benefit for WITS: WordTheatre In The Schools

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Cedering Fox & Brian Loucks along with WordTheatre’s Board of Directors

(April Webster – Cara Robin – Chuck & Elizabeth Chand – Deborah Del Prete – Jane Oster – Kirsty Peart – Les Werlin – Michael Tomlinson – Paula Silver –Richard Bausch –

Ron Carlson – Roneet & Gary Carmell)

Invite you to meet THE WITS SQUAD at our WordTheatre In The Schools Fundraiser!

Hosted by Craig Shoemaker

Remarks by Venice High Music Teacher: Wendy Kornbeck

Music by The Lowery Brothers: Wes & Chris Lowery with Matt Little

“I live in music” by Ntozake Shange read by Barry Shabaka Henley

“Brilliant Silence” by Spencer Holst read by Amy Brenneman

“Dancing Shoes” by Dan Fogelberg arranged and played by Jim Wilson

“Apassionato” by Richard Newton read by Ed Weeks

“Weathering” by Guy Ware read by Lorraine Toussaint

“Flu” by Stuart Dybek read by Assaf Cohen

“Pippy Spits Across Fox Street” by Vanessa Gebbie read by Lesley Nicol

“Between” by Stuart Dybek read by Owiso Odera

“The Zagat History of my Last Relationship” by Noah Baumbach read by Gethin Anthony

“Housewife” by Amy Hempel read by Joely Fisher

“Shoe Story” by Peter Orner read by Vincent Piazza

“In the Old Firehouse” by Ron Carlson read by Dan Lauria and Kathy Baker

“Room Two” by Brian Doyle read by Fred Melamed

“I Loves You Porgy” performed by Nita Whitaker with Nelson Kole on piano

Stories! Music! Tacos! Margaritas! Sangria! The World’s Best Chips and Guacamole! Silent Auction by Shan Foti and Lizzie Shaw!

WordTheatre is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Donations are fully tax deductible.

Members receive a 20% discount on all Author/Actor events, a signed copy of the 40th Anniversary Pushcart Prize Anthology 2015, and a warm and fuzzy feeling.

WordTheatre in the Schools

The WITS Squad connects underserved youth in Los Angeles’ Title 1 schools, where 60% of the students live at or below the poverty line, with curriculum relevant literature. Comprised of WordTheatre’s actors and authors, the WITS program is both engaging and inspiring. In a time when 14% of U.S. adults are illiterate and the average adult has a 9th grade reading level, WITS performances make reading fun, enhance students’ comprehension, and foster empathy and compassion for others.