A candle in the window gave them respite - hush, a 'safe-house'. They endured, they lived Garra ...
Live Garra Theatre connects Sartre’s ‘No Exit’ to present day - By Andrew Walker White
“Live Garra Theatre (currently in residence at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre) and its Artistic Director, Wanda Whiteside, has taken a bold step by reviving Jean-Paul Sartre’s classic play, No Exit, using it as a springboard for post-show discussions about healing what ails us in these troubled times…. “Hell is other people!” – that’s the famous line from this play, but it’s delivered in frustration by a man (Garcin) who made life hell for his wife for years. So the audience is left pondering, in what way do we make life hell for others? In what way do we begin to rebuild trust, dignity, and empathy, so that the world around us becomes less hellish? Be sure to stick around for the post-show discussion led each night by the production’s director, Whiteside." (excerpt)
:"NO EXIT" by Jean-Paul Sartre, a one-act with three damned souls brought together to live out eternity in the same room -- dispirited by impoverished livelihoods and bolstered by material affluence; a place where misery loves company, somewhere over the inferno.
MISSION: Live Garra Theatre, Inc endeavors to employ the cultural arts as a way to address universal social-life issues; to illuminate all facets of a multicultural society; fostering cross-cultural understanding of the many ethnic voices in the community; reinforcing the value of diversity, strengthening the social connections among people. The word "garra" literally means claws -- to hold on and to ‘live Garra’ (Portuguese for prevail) means to go-the-distance and never give up.
As a resident company of the Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring, the organization operates out of the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre as a performance training studio; an incubator for a core repertory of skilled poets, playwrights, and artists, as well as providing a 'safe harbor' for the youth. Live Garra Theatre aspires to fill the void of culturally specific Theatre, preserving the unique legacy of the African-American heritage and contribute to the survival of Black Theatre.