The Power of Development through PerformancePublished by Lea Patch
The All Stars Project Harnesses the Power of Development through Performance
Check out their Q&A with All Stars CEO Gabrielle Kurlander on how Afterschool Development is making a difference in the lives of inner-city youth!
What drew you to the All Stars Project?
My background and training are in theater and performance. I was 19 and working as an actor in New York when I went to an All Stars Project event, and what drew me in was a combination of the use of performance and theater to help people move beyond their circumstances and create new lives. In 1990, after volunteering with them for a few years, I became their first employee. Since then, I’ve seen over and over what a difference All Stars makes in kids’ lives. Equally, it has changed the lives of business people and the affluent — they become more aware of all the issues that poverty produces. We’re looking to develop everybody and contribute to the solution together. It’s beautiful.