City youth write, design and perform plays about the reality of violence in their lives, its causes and some possible solutions.
In 2013, Project Non-Violence will partner with the North Division High School CLC Boys & Girls Club and Full Moon Productions to create a live public performance and a film. The film will be made available to schools, churches, community groups and art institutions concerned with these issues.
The 2013 project is made possible by a major grant from Milwaukee Public Schools Partnership for the Arts and Humanities. The MPS grant, in turn, was made possible by generous matches from longtime PNV benefactors Eliot Bares, Max Samson (The Max Fund), Marianne and Sheldon Lubar (The Lubar Family Foundation), and Robert Ragir (The Meyer and Norma Ragir Foundation).
The 2013 project was conceived in partnership with the directors of the North Division High School CLC Boys & Girls Club, Tamara Key and Ceso Sprewell, and with Janet Fitch, the director of Full Moon Productions.
The live performance will be directed by John Schneider and Dwaun Baily. Janet Fitch will direct the film.
Additional crucial support for PNV in 2012 was provided by Janine Arseneau, Jean and Curtis Carter, Pegi Christiansen, Judy and David French, Carla and David Garnham, Danni and Sheldon Gendelman, Michael Gordon and Michelle Sumara, Mary Ellen McCormack and Michael Mervis, Charles and Ellen Schneider, Jim and Marie Seder (Milwaukee Valve Company), Guy Smith, Beverly Torner, Jill and Frederick Broekhuizen, Barbara and Richard Weiss, and the Milwaukee Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers).
THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN SUPPORTED THROUGH MANY YEARS BY GRANTS FROM THE WISCONSIN ARTS BOARD. PNV REMAINS GRATEFUL TO ALL THOSE WHO’VE MADE IT’S CONTINUING EXISTENCE POSSIBLE.