Mission: The Bond Street Theatre Coalition, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, was founded: - to bring crucial information on health and rights issues to people in need through entertaining mobile theatre plays; - to further cross-cultural understanding by initiating community arts projects in a disadvantaged communities globally; - to use theatre to uplift, heal and educate women, youth and children in need; - to stimulate other artists towards these ends through collaborations, exchanges, and creative associations with artists and organizations around the world.
Results: Since 2002, brought live theatre for the first time ever to over 100,000 people in Afghanistan. Reached 75,000 refugees in 7 refugee camps with uplifting programs during the war in Kosovo. Our handwashing show reached 2,500 Burmese children in rural villages and monastery schools. Reached 3,000 adults and children in Haitian tent camps with our inspiring shows and workshops for women, children, and youth. Our Afghan-Indian-US project reached 11,000 people in slums, schools, urban centers, and villages with a show about children’s rights. Created the first professional women’s theatre troupes in 4 provinces in Afghanistan, informing 20,000 women about their rights. In Jerusalem, our program brought 60 Arabs and Jews working side by side to create street pageants about peace. Aided more than 50 NGOs working for peace and social improvement on four continents in the last decade.
Target demographics: improve the lives of women, men and children.
Direct beneficiaries per year: men, women and children in Afghanistan and Myanmar.
Geographic areas served: areas of conflict and poverty worldwide
Programs: Bond Street Theatre initiates theatre-based approaches to education, conflict resolution, empowerment and healing in areas of conflict, disaster and post-war recovery, reaching vulnerable populations through mobile performances, trainings, and collaboration with local organizations.