After Orlando Project is local artists uniting for healing

By : Anna M. Johnson
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The Orlando theater community is about to gain visibility in an international way. Hometown playwrights’ pieces are going to be performed as part of an anthology series all over the United States and the world, with venues from New York City to London. On Oct. 17 though, the playwrights’ work will be showcased in a very local way at the Orlando Shakesspeare Theater.

The After Orlando Project is an “International Theatre Action” put on by Missing Bolts Productions and NoPassport Theatre Alliance and Press; both groups are based out of New York.

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It starts here: Orlando’s Global Peace Film Festival hits home

By : Jeremy Williams
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As the world turns: The first Global Peace Film Festival was in December 2003 in Orlando. This year will be its 14th year, and it will be showing 29 films in eight different venues over the course of six days in late September. Nina Streich has been the executive producer of the festival since its inception, and she is proud to still hold the title for this year’s celebration.

The founder of the festival started it in 2003 to challenge America’s involvement in the Iraq War as a means of promoting peace. Streich says that she had business interests in Orlando at the time and saw it as a burgeoning market. The festival has stayed in the City Beautiful since, and now has most of its executive board located here.

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