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THE VILLAGE (Staged Reading)
THE VILLAGE follows two young women as they grow up in a religious community in South Texas. This play explores their relationships with their faith, sexuality, family, and each other. This story is an exploration of the relationship between queerness and the sacred, infused with youthful magic and deep care and hope for a better future.
Written by: Savannah Ritz
Directed by: Ludmila de Brito
Join for one of two performances:
Saturday, August 6th, 3pm
Sunday, August 7th, 7pm
Healing TREE is partners with the feature film Mass which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and opened in theaters October 8, 2021. Mass follows two sets of parents who meet years after a tragedy changed their lives. Mass was written and directed by Healing TREE Artist Advocate and star of our short film Silk Fran Kranz (The Cabin In The Woods) and stars award-winning actors Jason Isaacs (the Harry Potter film series, The Patriot), Reed Birney (Tony-winning actor of The Humans, House of Cards), Martha Plimpton (Emmy and Tony nominee, Raising Hope, Running on Empty) and Ann Dowd (Emmy winner, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Manchurian Candidate, Garden State). Mass was co-produced by Healing TREE Founder and CEO Marissa Ghavami.
Variety: “Sundance Favorite ‘Mass’ Sets Fall Release, Ensemble Cast Goes Supporting for Oscars (EXCLUSIVE)”
“The Sundance Film Festival hit will be released exclusively in theaters on Oct. 8, 2021, Variety has learned exclusively. In addition, all four actors will be campaigned in the supporting actor and supporting actress categories for the Oscars.”
Healing TREE has partnered with the short film DECREE, which is currently in pre-production. The film centers on a woman delivering her final message to her former husband, highlighting the emotional abuse that led to their divorce. The film is written by and stars Becca Jackson (@beccaleejackson beccajackson.com), and aims to create a dialogue about toxic relationships that people can take with them from the theater.
The Elephants and the Grass
Healing TREE is partners with the Documentary feature film The Elephants and the Grass. Fleeing a brutal civil war, a mother and daughter face unthinkable dangers as they journey towards safety. Can those most affected by violence return and rebuild the nation that was stolen from them? www.elephantsandgrass.com
Or (Someone) Else
Healing TREE is partners with the short film Or (Someone) Else (@orsomeoneelse_film Facebook.com/orsomeoneelsefilm) which is currently in the festival circuit. Healing TREE Artist Advocate Emily Althaus, star of Orange Is The New Black, is the lead of this film which is written and directed by Caroline Rose Giuliani (@carolinerosegiu www.carolinerosegiuliani.com). Or (Someone) Else is a psychological thriller about a woman struggling to break free from an abusive relationship and the dangerous mental health ramifications of her repressed anger. This short film is a proof of concept for a feature length film in development that tackles many of the same themes. We are so proud and grateful that our website and logo are at the end of this film, encouraging viewers to visit our website for resources on healing trauma.
March 8th 2020 | New York, NY
Healing TREE Founder Marissa Ghavami led a Community Conversation after the March 8th performance. The Siblings Play delves deep into the psyche of a teenage girl and her two brothers left to raise each other in their parents’ absence. The play looks at the ways these three teenagers protect, love, fight, and diminish in the wake of their family history and the complexity of growing up with parents who are too young to be parents in the first place. In The Siblings Play, Santiago gives voice to characters rarely seen on the stage with theatricality, poignancy, humor, and empathy.