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The Venue for Visionaries

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A NONPROFIT PRODUCTION COMPANY OFFERING PERFORMING ARTS EXPERIENCES AND EVENTS WHICH PROMOTE WOMEN'S ADVOCACY, DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY BUILDING, INTERNATIONALLY.

 

OUR Shows

 

Literary Salons

Literary Salons highlight relevant, cross-disciplinary topics and themes, exploring how diverse ideas can connect and build new vision. The format varies and ranges from one speaker, to round tables discussions, full conference panels, as well as informal evening gatherings.

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Panel Discussions

A facilitated interactive, community-building conversation.

  • We customize panel topics on gender equality such as:

  •  How Can Men Support Women to Speak Up and Be Seen?

  • How Do We Redefine Masculinity?

 

The Alchemy of Imperfection

a Theatrical Performance

With a cast of international voices, this intimate theater experience illuminates how women share, defy and transcend cultural boundaries. Personal observations are revealed and explored in an evening of poetic lyric-narration, world music and dance.

 

 
 
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Courageous Vulnerability

“A TED TALKS MEETS VAGINA MONOLOGUES”

a powerful thought-provoking 1 hour theater performance, followed by an expert panel discussion on gender related topics with interactive audience Q & A.

 

The Halloween Journey

A MYSTERIOUS AND MAGICAL CELEBRATION OF CATSKILL HISTORY, ECOLOGY AND FOLKLORE

 

In an Era When a Leader of the Free World is Bragging

about Grabbing Women by the Pussy…

We Are Asking Questions!

What happens when women speak and act truthfully? 

What are the consequences when we don't?

What is the cost of aiming for perfection?

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PANELIST QUOTES

 
 
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“I was fortunate to be part of a panel hosted by Cafe de la Culture this past Sunday to explore a worthy topic: courageous vulnerability, how can men support women to speak up and be seen? I found the evening magical, with respectful and insightful exchanges between the panel and audience. The gathering was a fun, eclectic group, hosted in a beautiful space, an old synagogue in a fast changing neighborhood. The Mediterranean food, great live world music, dance, poetry, and comfortable old furniture complemented the relaxed mood and added to an atmosphere of curious inquiry.

The stories shared were moving and the discussion was full of heart. Even the elements of sharing that were painful had interested, compassionate listeners to provide a safe container. The accumulated wisdom in the room, from so many disciplines, was a pleasure to watch and hear. This is a new way of facilitating discourse, or perhaps an old way, remade. Many thanks Cara, for your vision! I look forward to the next gathering of curious souls!”

-Imetai Henderson, L. Ac

“A profound evening to be part of. A continuum of a conscious global dialogue that educates, empowers and uplifts participants and speakers. I am honored to be part of such conversation and this much needed community and problem solving.”

-Carre Otis, Women's Rights Activist, Author, Model, and Mom

 

 
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I will confess that I felt slightly overwhelmed after accepting and invitation to speak with a panel on The Cafe de la Culture: The Venue for Visionaries Courageous Vulnerability #MeToo Tour! I felt overwhelmed because I knew how serious the topic is: especially in relation to me being a male. I felt vulnerable to contribute honestly to the discussion. But the vulnerability of everyone communicating is what made it real. I am so thankful that I came to see the powerful performances and participate in a productive dialogue with the panel, Cara, and the audience. The message was that women are powerful and valuable and men can be valued as fellow human companions; instead of violent oppressors against women. Thanks again Cara for such an incredible venue. Everything was so positive, powerful, and productive. I appreciate you.

-Joshua Pollock

 

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