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Shakespeare at the Shelter

Homeless get time to shine with Shakespeare

Homeless get time to shine with Shakespeare
Arkansas Online By Jennifer Nixon Many people pretend the homeless don’t exist. But when they’re standing on a stage, reciting familiar, 500-year-old words, they’re hard to ignore. Shakespeare at the Shelter takes the working homeless, an often invisible population, and puts them square in the spotlight. This is the third…

Shakespeare Helps Shelter Residents Build Confidence and Community

Shakespeare Helps Shelter Residents Build Confidence and Community
Arkansas Community Foundation Driving to work one morning, Joy Ritchey, case manager for Our House shelter in Little Rock, began to think about what a coincidence it was that the shelter housed several residents who shared names with some of Shakespeare’s greatest characters: Portia, Ophelia, Cordelia, Romeo. Ritchey was concerned…

Our House Prepares For Shakespeare At The Shelter

Our House Prepares For Shakespeare At The Shelter
Fox 16 LITTLE ROCK, AR- The last 8 weeks have proven to be busy for these residents at Our House shelter in Little Rock. They're rehearsing for the second annual Shakespeare at the Shelter, which is a series of plays keeping kids busy during the summer months. Staff designed this…

Our House Shakespeare Rendition Raises Over $4k

Our House Shakespeare Rendition Raises Over $4k
KARK Channel 4 Monday Update Working homeless people living at Our House took to the stage over the weekend, performing Shakespeare. Theatergoers packed the house as the actors performed scenes from plays like Othello and shared their own personal stories. The event raised over $4,000; which is enough to buy…

Our House Takes On Shakespeare

Our House Takes On Shakespeare
Shelter starts program involving play reading, insult hurling Arkansas Democrat-Gazette By Kelly Poe PHOTO BY WILLIAM KENYON LITTLE ROCK — It’s been a while since Alvin Hall has been involved in theater. He’s a resident of the Our House homeless shelter, and, in recent years, he’s had more immediate things to worry about.…