I am beyond excited to introduce this project to you! So much pain has come to light in 2020 that it can be hard to feel you can do anything to make a difference, but I don't want to sit back and simply accept that the world is a mess. Right now, I firmly believe we have a massive opportunity for growth. I am an artist because I have seen, first-hand, how truly impactful art can be.
Growing up, I attended the School of the Arts in Rochester, NY, and it forever changed my life. I not only found my artistic passions there, but I discovered the beauty of people from different walks of life coming together and connecting. Being a city school, the School of the Arts was an incredibly diverse place where you could see and hear from all different perspectives. Everyone's voice mattered, and we were encouraged to protest and speak out against things we felt were unjust.
I created Cabarets for a Cause with the understanding that no matter what you have to offer, you can make a difference. I want to use art to expose the significant issues, not hide them. The narratives we tell and the art we create affect the world, and for too long unacceptable behavior has been normalized. Finally, underrepresented stories and voices are starting to be heard, and we need to keep the momentum going. It's time for us, the next generation of artists, to be the change we want to see in the world!