April 16, 2024
A Father Joe’s Villages truck. Courtesy of the charity

 Homelessness-focused nonprofit Father Joe’s Villages was awarded a $25,000 grant Thursday from the Humanities For All grant awards for a playwriting challenge known as “Tales of CREED in Motion.”

The challenge will supply two playwriting residencies to Father Joe’s Villages’ shoppers in partnership with the San Diego-based nonprofit group Playwrights Venture. Frank Kensaku Saragosa might be main the playwriting workshops.

“It’s Father Joe’s Villages’ mission to stop and finish homelessness one life at a time within the spirit of Compassion, Respect, Empathy, Empowerment and Dignity (CREED),” stated Aleta Barthell, challenge director. “By sharing these tales with the group in “Tales of CREED in Motion,” the hope is to acknowledge and acknowledge the humanity that’s at stake in our present homelessness disaster.

The Humanities For All Venture Grant is a aggressive grant program of California Humanities — which “helps regionally developed tasks that reply to the wants, pursuits and issues of Californians, present accessible studying experiences for the general public and promote understanding amongst our state’s various inhabitants,” an announcement from the group learn.

“These tasks will push the boundaries for not solely how we perceive and have interaction with our various array of California histories and cultures, but in addition present a novel humanities lens for discussing urgent and vital group points,” stated Rick Noguchi, president and CEO of California Humanities.

Public performances of the performs might be held on the Morgan Auditorium — in partnership with San Diego Central Library — on June 14 by June 16, 2024.

Becoming a member of the challenge is Doug Jack, an Emmy-award-winning director of choreography for the Salt Lake Metropolis Olympic ceremonies.

–Metropolis Information Service