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We’re so pleased to officially announce our expansion to the DFW area this September!
ALIDP will be coming to Addison Theatre Center with the help of Lawrence Mann and TopAchievers.
We’ll be filling most roles locally - directors, cast, tech, etc - Stay tuned for more information in the coming months 💙💙💙
Our Selection Committee looks forward to reading the plays and cultivating this year’s September LA Production.
We look forward to bringing you many more nights of community and hope through music. A big thank you to all of our performers, volunteers and our partner Produced by Bear!
All photographs provided by Julio Javier Vargas.
Please join us for a night of community and celebration of life through music! Hosted by Francis Cronin and featuring The Four Postmen, Madus, Christina Blum, Fira Budiman, Ewan Chung, Ale Fips, Chyka Jackson, Devon Michaels, SIRENA, Rena Strober, Benny Wayne Sully, Steph Wilberding & more!
Music Director Robert Sprayberry
Songs for Hope is A Light in Dark Places' first venture outside of the theater-world and our first partnership with Produced by Bear. As always, our heart is to bring understanding, resources and hope to those who have been affected by suicide through art. Looking forward to sharing this fun, uplifting night with you all! Tickets can be purchased here.
DOORS and COCKTAIL HOUR @ 7PM // SHOW @ 8PM // DTLA // $15 ONLINE // $20 AT THE DOOR
Location will be emailed after ticket purchase or RSVP.
SATURDAY MARCH 30TH // DOORS AT 7PM // SHOW AT 8PM // DTLA
We are now accepting new plays. Looking forward to reading all your contributions as we gear up for our fourth year!
Here are some of our favorite self-care tips this year:
1) Allow yourself to keep boundaries. Boundaries are healthy and essential. It is okay to limit your exposure or even say no to certain outings or traditions.
2) Get moving. Stick to your exercise routine if you have one. Add a morning or afternoon walk to your day. Physical activity is known to relieve stress, fight depression and boost your overall mood.
3) Your mind matters. In a chaotic season, the little things can really make a difference on your overall outlook. Try beginning and ending each day by writing down something you are grateful for. Meditate.
4) SLEEP. Enough said.
5) Don't eat your feelings. Feel them. There's nothing wrong with a little indulgence, but make sure it's coming from the right place and that you don't overdo it.
6) You can grieve. It's possible to experience both sorrow and joy. There's someone missing, and that's heartbreaking. Find something that makes you feel closer to them - talk about them. Set them a place at the table. Partake in their favorite dessert. Do something to honor them.
7) Do something for you. There's a lot of focus on giving this season; make sure to give to yourself too. Watch a funny movie. Take a long bath. Treat yourself!
If you're curious about the origins and heart of ALIDP, click on the image below.
All candles are made by the lovely and talented Baitxmade with inspiring messages by Kris and Kelly O’Malley.
Profits will benefit our endeavor to use the arts to bring understanding, resources and hope to those of us struggling with suicide 💛
Thank you to everyone who came out to support us and to all of our volunteers! You are all amazing. A Light in Dark Places would not be possible without the support of each and every one of you.
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A big THANK YOU to everyone who submitted this year. With 191 plays, we sure do have our work cut out for us!
In order to keep entry to our September show donation based, we have to rely on the generosity of others. You can help us by participating in our game night, buying raffle tickets, or simply drinking some delicious wine (a portion of all sales will be donated to ALIDP).
It's about the willingness to open yourself up, to communicate, and to listen. Talk about it. Reach out. These simple actions are huge, and it's through them that we can all be a light in the dark.
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is this Saturday. Remember that you're NOT ALONE in your loss. Go to www.afsp.org to find out what your local chapter is doing that day 💙