The Story of Impact Theatre
February 19, 3-4:30 pm
Presented by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
Sarasota Art Museum, Ringling College Museum Campus, 1001 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
FREE (pre-registration required) | 941-309-5111 • olliringlingcollege.org
Impact Theatre is a community-wide educational initiative that shines a light on the common history of oppression and persecution of both African American and Jewish peoples and strives for human rights and peace. Impact Theatre re-imagines a collaborative world exemplified by Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel who, together, joined forces and stood tall to fight for civil rights and peace. Through this impactful, meaningful, and memorable program, Walter Gilbert and Bette Zaret, co-founders of Impact Theatre, will share how the program connects area teens to partner with local Holocaust survivors and African American elders who bore witness to and survived the suffering from oppression, segregation, and persecution. Impact Theatre is non- sectarian and secular and does not engage in any religious or spiritual discussions. Join us for an informative and engaging presentation and overview of the Impact Theatre project.