Original Production Of 'An Explorer's Desire'/Florence, Italy
A current concern of both The Global Theatre Project (founded in 2011) and my teaching: Amongst the background of partisan politics and fear of ‘the other’ An Explorer’s Desire seeks to bring people together in personal contemplation and communal discussion inspired by a unique use of theatre as a tool for bridge-building and activism. Communities are fracturing around the issue of refugees and immigrants. An Explorer’s Desire is rooted in the basic truth that each of us have a personal migratory narrative.
My work focuses on empowering and inspiring activism and community-building through the arts. I founded The Global Theatre Project to explore best practices, I teach theatre students and write poetry from this point of view.
Excerpt from recent Howlround article:
'Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche who leads the Shambhala community has said “We humans have come to a crossroads in our history: we can either destroy the world or create a good future.”
Of course those of us who are sane would choose to create a good future. However we see now that willing and having passion for it are not enough. We need systems, methods, and structures that are reliable, replicable, and deliverable in order to be effective warriors right now in this fight for equity and peace. We theatre artists need to begin celebrating the Tribe of Man, offering our services to our community members to help guide them and ourselves toward a better understanding of our human capacity. To help change the civic opinion away from manipulated fear and toward reasoned, empathetic action. We need to create a hunger for intellectual curiosity and creative exploration and expression.'
Net Worth - art, personal finances, legacy
available for touring w/workshop
A playwright/actress who, within mere seconds, can go from a touching recollection of 9/11 to something quite funny is in firm theatrical command. . . and it shows from the get-go in an absorbing, finely nuanced, ultimately endearing performance.
DC Metro Theatre Arts
Hochwald switches between the here-and-now financial workshop storyline and her inner, emotional self and memories with military precision. It is impressive to see her not only change topic, but also her complete demeanor, in an instant. If you want to see talented actor in a solid play with something to say, be sure to check out Net Worth. It’s a high-value proposition.
Bari Hochwald is a phenomenal actress who makes one woman feel like a cast of thousands.
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