The Barry Grateful Performing Arts Center is the corner stone of our entire organization. This non profit is the main motivation for EVERYTHING we do!
Kip started our 501c3 non profit with the SOLE PURPOSE OF, “CHANGING LIVES THROUGH THE ARTS”!
How? Our theater is often utilized for many purposes, but NONE MORE IMPORTANT than the one to CHANGE LIVES THROUGH THE ARTS WITH RECOVERY! We believe this unique combination gives a life truly worth living. While our meesage is broad, we primarily focus our efforts on recovering addicts, troubled kids, military veterans and the elderly.
Art/Science: We use magic, music, improv, poetry & comedy, and talk about the advantages of integrating this into every day activities. Studies report that consistent creativity in your life can often help replenish depleted “positive chemicals” such as dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin.
What? Gratitude and social interaction is strongly encouraged. We explore anger issues & practice stress management.
Necessary: Helping others is exentuated along with the importance of recovery steps, traditions, concepts, and a host of other useful topics such as not isolating to have a fullfilling life.
Facing fears: Guests are invited up on to the stage and are encouraged to open up & to face fears. We also learn improv, poetry and variety arts.
Where? Our cabaret features documentaries, speakers, special events, seminars, movies & classes on such topics as coping in today’s society, “A meaningful second chance at life” and recovering through creativity!
Disipline: It’s learned that practicing the performing arts is a great way to cultivate discipline & strength, and many discover hidden talents.
Goal? Our aim is to bring out the best in everyone, and to nurture new abilities.
Encouragement: Individuals are encouraged to have goals, to make plans and to live up to their full potential!
Prevention: We emphasize character over character defects, but warn how negative behavior can make relapse more inevitable.
Proof: People learn how the arts can motivate and make life more purposeful, rewarding, and fun!
Success: The arts encourage and promote self confidence & emotional stability and can give a deep sense of accomplishment and serenity.
Everyone: ALL PEOPLE are talented and worthy! We believe we all have hidden abilities and need purpose. A great many of us have been marginalized due to addiction, circumstance, emotional problems, misfortune or self sabotage, but change is possible!
You: Your donations help us to KEEP THIS MIRACLE ALIVE!
😊 Without you we couldn’t do the work to change lives. ” it only takes 1 person to believe in you, someone that cares enough to help you change your life! Will you be that someone”?
🙏your donation is GREATLY APPRECIATED!
⭐️All PROCEEDS STAY IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY!
Barry Grateful Performing Arts Center