Stars & Change Makers Launch Breaking Walls 2018 Santiago

Breaking Walls 2018 Santiago

The Thirst For Truth – Words Matter

January 29, 2018
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Atlantic Theater Company Stage 2
330 West 16th Street in Manhattan

Stars & Changemakers
Paola Lázaro
Kurt Peloquin

The Breaking Walls 2018 Brooklyn Artists

In these troubling times our vision to continually expand global connection and conversation resonates deeply among the young people involved and the artists and changemakers who believe in their determination to make a difference in their home-communities and on the world stage.

All contributions will assist in providing full travel, accommodations, nutritional meals and cultural excursions scholarships for our dedicated, visionary, and talented artists, ambassadors and associates.
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Paola Lázaro Headshot-2Paola Lázaro is a playwright and actress born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She holds a BFA in Dramatic Writing from SUNY Purchase College and an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University. In 2015, she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her role in To the Bone at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Her play Tell Hector I Miss Him was nominated for a Drama League Award for Best Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play and was also nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for the John Gassner Playwriting Award. Paola is Atlantic Theater Company’s 2016/2017 Tow Playwright-in-Residence, supported by The Tow Foundation. She was just selected for a two-year Playwright Residency at the Public Theater and was recently selected as a Sundance Institute Time Warner Foundation Storytelling Fellow 2017. Her play She was a member of the Public Theater’s 2015 Emerging Writers Group and was selected as Playwright-in-Residence for the 2016 Sundance Theatre Lab in Morocco. In 2017 she was selected as part of the Sundance Theatre Lab artists with her play There’s Always the Hudson. Some of her plays include Tell Hector I Miss HimContigo and There’s Always the Hudson, which was selected as part of Labyrinth Theater Company’s Up Next Series. Paola is the recipient of the Arts Entertainment Scholarship Award (2011) from the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. 

Kurt Peloquin Thrive Poet

Kurt Peloquin, aka Thrive Poet, has spent his life building access points and stories for us all to Thrive.  From the boardroom to the classroom to the livingroom, Kurt knows everyone is an artist who can get closer to their art, find their voice, and give their gifts to the causes and communities they care about. As an Impact Producer, THRIVE has helped organizations including Microsoft, Human Rights Watch, UPS, the US Olympic Team and many more tell their stories through films and shared experiences.  As a Performance Poet, he has entertained and inspired audiences at countless public and private events including Rockwood Music Hall, The Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Inspired Word, Queens Lit Fest, BK Voices, Justbeings: Stories for Humanity, and Oz Arts: Nashville. As a Teaching Artist, Kurt has designed and hosted empowerment workshops with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harlem and Breaking Walls, where he is currently leading a class of high school students in a 36 week poetic adventure to unlock their Thrive.


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