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“I act because it is the one place where I can be my true self and not apologize for my differences, oddities and things that make me stand out. My essence is acknowledged, accepted and most of all celebrated..and maybe that one person in the audience who has never felt seen sees a part of themselves in me.” - Jewelle Blackman (Hadestown) tells @foodtank’s @garjanalive. Follow this amazing actress @elleshelley and don’t miss her performance in the award winning musical #Hadestown
“Theater can change the world because it spreads love. It’s a space where anyone from anywhere can sit and share in a live experience with the person next to them, and with the people on stage. As a performer, it is my mission to share my heart with the audience every time the curtain goes up. It’s the best job on earth!” - Lauren Lim Jackson (Pretty Woman) shares with @foodtank and @garjanalive. Follow this incredibly talented actress @limmyjack
“Theatre can change the world because it is entertainment but also informative, transformative, and innovative! While you escape for two and a half hours you are transported into different worlds, different ideas, and different perspectives. Theatre can be used to help people see their world from a totally different perspective without it being abrasive, abusive, or necessarily obvious. As an artist, if I can see that one heart, mind, or person was changed by what I do everyday, than I’ve done my job well. The arts are power and a public service. I’m blessed to be a small part of such a huge entity!” - Bre Jackson (Book of Mormon and The Color Purple) tells @foodtank’s @garjanalive! Follow this wonderful actress @bre.jackson
“Theatre can change the world because it can open the eyes of so many different demographics of people, and relay over important messages to the masses, all whilst having a good time and a few step ball changes! From shows like Everyone’s Talking About Jamie, supporting the LGBTQ, to shows like Six showing true woman empowerment, it’s a vibrant industry that’s always expanding and inspiring the next generations to come.” - Harrison Wilde (Mamma Mia/West End) shares with @foodtank and @garjanalive. Follow this wonderful star @harrison_wilde and go see him in @mammamiamusical!
“I act because I have a chance to influence and inspire people who look like me. I do it for the people searching for great representation on and off stage.” - Jawan M. Jackson (Ain’t Too Proud) shares with @foodtank and @garjanalive. Follow this massively talented performer @jawanjackson4 and see him on #broadway as Melvin Franklin in @ainttooproudmusical
“Theatre can change the world by being a prime example of taking a moment to consider another’s point of view. We, as actors, have the privilege of having to look at things from another’s perspective for a living. Each character we play sees the world in a completely different way. Every time you take on another role, you’re forced to consider the world afresh. How is this new character similar to me? How are they different? What a lesson the world can learn when looking at a situation through someone else’s eyes.” - Caleb Damschroder (Cabaret) tells @footank’s @garjanalive. Follow this fantastic performer @damncaleb
“Theatre can change the world because the worlds in the stories we tell on stage have endless possibilities that our current reality may feel like we don’t have. Theatre ends up allowing audiences the opportunity to see and feel things in new and exciting ways that could well in fact change our world.” - Cory Lingner (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) shares with @Foodtank and @GarjanaLive. Follow this amazingly talented performer @corylingner
“I act because I want to help people see themselves and the world differently.” - Bret Shuford (Paramour) shares with @foodtank and @garjanalive. Follow this amazing actor at @bretshuford
“Theatre is as primal and ancient as human kind. People want to be told stories. We crave it. It changes us. We find ourselves in the stories we hear. We experience the ups and downs of the human journey by witnessing another person’s internal struggles and triumphs. The theatre not only creates an environment for communal experience, but also a safe space for personal introspection. It allows us to change our hearts, open our minds, and walk into the world more loving to ourselves and others.” -Arielle Jacobs (@ariellejacobs) tells @foodtank’s @garjanalive. Catch this incredible star on #broadway as Jasmine in Aladdin (@aladdin). . . . . #broadway #broadwaymemes #bway #musicaltheatre #theatre #theater #theatrekidmemes #theatrekid #theatrekids
"Theatre (and art in general) doesn’t make you disappear but makes you feel more present than ever. You’re not consumed by anything other than the art you are experiencing. Theatre makes you get out of your own way to experience truth even in the deepest of fantasies." -Rory Max Kaplan (A Bronx Tale) tells @foodtank’s @garjanalive. Follow this brilliant actor on Instagram at @rorymaxkaplan
"Theater changes the world because it helps people escape reality. People want to release and feel emotions -- they want to connect to something. They connect to music and rhythm just as our bodies work with constant rhythms: heartbeat, lungs, constant circulation. Music connects something inside. We can Yelp stories, sad stories, happy stories, true stories. As an actor I want to portray important roles and whimsical roles. I enjoy bringing the audience on a journey with me. It’s a huge blessing to be involved in the arts as much as I am.” -Thayne Jasperson (Hamilton) tells @foodtank’s @garjanalive. Thayne is a broadway rockstar that you might have seen in @hamiltonmusical, @matildabroadway, or @newsies. Follow this unbelievable performer on instagram @thaynejasperson.
"I act because I enjoy the challenge of putting myself in another person’s shoes. Acting gives me a chance to see how other humans live every day, and what struggles they face. It helps me realize how hard life can be for some people, and it makes me want to help make life better for people.” -Caroline Basu, School of Rock on Broadway (@SORMusical). Follow this rising young star at @carolinebasu. #SORBroadway
"On stage I become a stronger, bolder woman. Without theatre, I don’t believe I ever would’ve accessed the bits of myself that I now love most." -Kayla Pecchioni (Book of Mormon on Broadway). Kayla will soon be a household name (you heard it here first) so go see her every night on Broadway in @bookofmormon and follow her on instagram at @kaylapecchioni. . . . #Broadway #TheatreLife #BookOfMormon #TheBookOfMormon #WeAllComeFromAway #ComeFromAway #DearEvanHansen #frozenbroadway #chicagomusical #BeautifulOnBway #BeautifulInOz #SORBroadway #SchoolOfRockUK #MyFairLady #AnastasiaMusical #MeanGirlsBway #TheBandsVisit #WaitressTour #waitressmusical #DonnaSummerMusical #KingKongBway #TheaterNerds #TheatreNerds #PlayBill
"We can change the world if we tell stories that ask audiences to see things from a perspective that differs from their own. Art inspires empathy, and I think we all could use a little more of that in our life.” -Eliza Ohman, who is currently performing in @kingkongbway, tells @foodtank’s @garjanalive. Follow her at @elizaohman. #KingKongBway
"Theatre lets people know that they are not alone. When someone is able to see themselves portrayed authentically onstage in another world with love and compassion, I believe that has the power spark a new sense of revival within the heart and soul of an individual." -Adrianna Hicks (@missadriannahicks), who is playing Catherine of Aragon in @sixthemusical (Chicago) tells @foodtank’s @garjanalive. We strongly agree Adrianna! . . #TCPonTour #Theater #Theatre #Broadway #MusicalTheater #SIXChicago
"I think theater can change the world because it’s a deeply emotional and creative art form that spreads knowledge in a specific poignant way. Theater transcends the way ideas, notions, and issues can be expressed. It allows humans to have a visceral reaction to the information or morals being expressed --- thus, leaving the viewer with a deeper, emotional understanding than they had before. Change of heart is the quickest way to a change of mind.” -Mikey Graceffa (@mikey_graceffa) who is currently on Broadway in @thechershow tells us.