“My Ongoing Problems with Kindness:
Confessions of MOGO Girl”
Thursday, November 29, 7pm
We are very excited to have secured a performance by Zoe Weil, founder of the Institute for Humane Education, of her 1-woman show “My Ongoing Problems with Kindness: Confessions of MOGO Girl”!
The show will be on Thursday November 29th at 7pm at the Spectrum Playhouse in Lee, Massachusetts. We hope that you can join us and help us spread the word!
Here is a description of the show and what people are saying about it:
My Ongoing Problems with Kindness: Confessions of MOGO Girl
Everyone strives to be kind, but for most of us it's not in our job
description. Zoe Weil is a humane educator who’s determined to help people
solve the world’s biggest problems. Because of her work, Zoe’s pretty much
required to be perpetually good. Unfortunately, she’s got some challenges
with kindness. Zoe knows that confession is good for the soul, so she
thought it was time for MOGO Girl to get some things off her chest.
"With healthy doses of wit, candor and insight, Zoe Weil shows us just how tricky -- and funny -- it can be attempting to live as a full-time compassionate citizen on this wonderful, complicated planet,” said Kurt Schmidt, organizer of the international debut in Fredericton, NB, last spring.
“If you like laughter, deep thought, and hearty challenges, then you don't want to miss ‘My Ongoing Problems with Kindness.’ Long live MOGO Girl and her growing band of solutionaries!"
What is MOGO? "Short for 'most good,' a quick way of considering what will do the most good and the least harm to yourself, other people, other species, and the environment."
Artist Robert Shetterly, creator of the Americans Who Tell the Truth Portrait Series which includes a portrait of Zoe Weil, had this to say about the show:
“Zoe Weil's one-woman show is comedy at its most poignant and generous. The
fun she makes is of herself, her own vulnerabilities, ambitions and
ideals. And the result, while very funny, is both educational and
forgiving as we struggle to make the world a better place.”
The Spectrum Playhouse has graciously donated the use of their space, and Zoe is not charging travel expenses and takes no compensation for the show, however we do need to raise a minimum of $200 to contribute to IHE (Institute for Humane Education) for her performance. We are making the event Free and Open to All, with a Suggested donation of $10 to benefit IHE, to encourage as many people as possible to come.
"We would love to be able to contribute a lot more, and at least ensure
that we will have the $200 required, and that is why we would like to
request if anyone would like to make contributions to this event, in any
amount, ahead of time, we would be extremely grateful.
You can make checks payable to IHE with "Lee, MA performance" on the memo line, and mail to us:
Southern Berkshire Vegan Alliance
c/o Rosalia Padilla
P.O. Box 264
Great Barrington, MA 01230
To learn more about IHE, please visit their website IHE (Institute for Humane Education).
For more on Zoe Weil, see: http://humaneeducation.org/bios/view/1.
Please contribute if you can - any amount, no matter how small, will be
Thank you so much!! And we hope to see you on the 29th!!
For the animals,
Rosalia and Becky