• We Are breaking walls 2014 Cape Town

    The bright, articulate, super-talented young men and women artists & ambassadors of breaking walls 2014 share their thoughts about the empowering journey they shared.

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  • WOMEN SPEAK/WORLD LISTEN

    As part of the renowned EstroGenius Play Festival WOMEN SPEAK/WORLD LISTEN is a passionate, multi-media exploration into the lives of thirteen young breaking walls women artists coming-of-age in the chaos and conflict Berlin, Germany; Bethlehem, Palestine; Brooklyn, New York; and, Cape Town, South Africa. breaking walls, a non-profit, international creative …

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  • INSPIRATION . . .

    Our director/founder, Fran Tarr, just received these inspirational words from our Bethlehem ambassador, Mohammad Abu Srour: “It’s has been an amazing year. I have reached goals I never imagined and experienced growth and success in so many ways. Now I’m taking everything I have learned from breaking walls and setting …

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  • breaking walls Mission

    breaking walls, a non-profit, international creative writing and performance initiative, empowers youth to discover their voice, and offers them a platform on which to use it. breaking walls relies on partners, sponsors, mentors, volunteers and friends to engage, empower and support young people as they become creative artists and empathetic …

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WOMEN SPEAK/WORLD LISTEN

As part of the renowned EstroGenius Play Festival WOMEN SPEAK/WORLD LISTEN is a passionate, multi-media exploration into the lives of thirteen young breaking walls women artists coming-of-age in the chaos and conflict Berlin, Germany; Bethlehem, Palestine; Brooklyn, New York; and, Cape Town, South Africa. breaking walls, a non-profit, international creative …

breaking_walls_2014_postcard

INSPIRATION . . .

Our director/founder, Fran Tarr, just received these inspirational words from our Bethlehem ambassador, Mohammad Abu Srour: “It’s has been an amazing year. I have reached goals I never imagined and experienced growth and success in so many ways. Now I’m taking everything I have learned from breaking walls and setting …

The General Assembly High Forum on the Culture of Peace

Brooklyn artist, Jabari Ashe, accepting an award on behalf breaking walls at the General Assembly High Forum on the Culture of Peace, September 9, 2014. The inscription reads: “For breaking walls for their dedication to the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace” Global Walk. Our sincerest thanks to Reverend …

Reflections from breaking walls 2014 Cape Town

Martha Crowe, 2012 Berlin and 2014 Cape Town artist “It’s been almost two weeks from the end of our breaking walls Cape Town 2014 initiative at the time of writing this. Yet a part of me still can’t quite bear to admit that it’s over. After joining breaking walls as …

Reflections from breaking walls 2014 Cape Town

Jihad Radi, Bethlehem artist “breaking walls was my first time in South Africa – Cape Town. It was wonderful, I can not describe  breaking walls with words. I met people became my family, my brothers and sisters; and, there was one mother who embraced everyone, Fran. “We woke up in …

Reflections from breaking walls 2014 Cape Town

Jabari Ashe: Brooklyn artist “My breaking walls experience in Cape Town, South Africa was a once in a lifetime experience. It is hard to come across an opportunity like this, but Fran Tarr made it all possible. From the adults to the children everyone had a great time. We learned …

Reflections from breaking walls 2014 Cape Town

By Cape Town artist: Indiphile “It was a nice experience to be part of breaking walls. I had so much fun and learned different things from the Ambassadors, Director Chivonne and my loving artists. “I learned about our backgrounds and communities and how it is in the other countries. We …

Our 2014 Community

Fran Tarr, our director/founder, believes this photo of Mahmoud, Siybulela, Ojo, Musa and Martha sums up the unity and creative spirit of …

Apindile, a Cape Town artist, comforts Alleah, a Brooklyn artist, after an emotional sharing of her writing "Saying Good-Bye to Someone or Something You Lost".

Our breaking walls 2014 Album

Nine-days of beautiful scenery, sunshine, writing from our deepest inner feelings, rehearsal and performing an amazing theater piece “Under the Rainbow: A …