Welcome to IlluminArt Productions
An Exciting New Film Project!
Staten Island recording artist Jiggy Jada aka G.I. Jayne wrote a song called “Stop Bullying” which has been turned into a film to further anti-bullying efforts.
The Staten Island premiere of The Bully on March 3, 2013 was a great success!
The screening on May 20, 2013, 7:30 PM at the Gerard Carter Community Center, Staten Island, was sponsored by Staten Island Borough President James P. Molinaro and we are very grateful to him.
The Bully, a short film, tells the tale of a Muslim girl who is starting a new school and finds herself the victim of relentless bullying. In the resulting emotional turmoil, she finds allies and salvation in unexpected places. It is a story of intolerance, but also a story of kindness, forgiveness, and redemption. See the official trailer here.
The Bully is based on the song “Stop Bullying” by Jiggy Jada aka G.I. Jayne.
Executive Producers Jacqueline Wilson, M.M.O.B. Entertainment and Maurice Wilson, Black Moes Art Productions; Producer/Director, Gerald K. Barclay; Producer/Casting Director, Arlene Sorkin, IlluminArt Productions; Screenplay by Youghannes Williams
PROGRAMS AVAILABLE NOW!
Ready. Set ACTION! has a great new cast of 4th and 5th graders at PS 65 who will perform this play about healthy eating and exercise on June 11th and 12th for audiences in grades K-5.
We wrote a new play! Not yet titled, it is based on stories told to us by alumni of Camp Good Grief of Staten Island – children and youth age 11-17 who have lost a parent or a sibling. It will premiere at their next camp on June 8th and will be available to tour schools in the 2013-2014 school year.
Contact Arlene Sorkin – email@example.com, 347-951-9650.
IlluminArt Productions, a non-profit organization, located in New York City enables individuals of all ages to use theatre to portray and develop solutions for the complex challenges that confront them. They share creations with audiences of their peers and with younger groups to facilitate ongoing opportunities for dialogue and learning.
Current programs in New York focus on bullying and violence prevention as well as childhood obesity prevention. We have returned to the Michael J. Petrides School for a 3rd school year where visiting schools can see performances of Peace Up during the 2012-2013 school year.
“Our vision is to help participants and audiences make responsible decisions about the challenges they face by providing creative space for them to confront and express their thoughts about these issues with their peers and with role models.”
IlluminArt Productions’ programs focus on topics that are currently making headlines:
- Michigan IlluminArt News: Thanks to Target Corporation and B’nai B’rith Enlighten America, IlluminArt Productions in Michigan will be doing some special programming during the 2012/2013 school year. Along with Jewish Gay Network, IlluminArt will be presenting scenes from Project TRUST plays: Peace Up!...
- Ready. Set. ACTION! New York: READY. SET. ACTION! is the title of a program and a play, which can be performed by students in grades 4-7. Over a period of 12 weeks, students learn about healthy eating, exercise and positive body image, then deliver those...
- For Our Daughters: Illusion Theater's For Our Daughters, a multi-media play with music about surviving breast cancer was presented in 5 locations in Staten Island, New York from April 10-May 13, 2011 after touring the Metro Detroit area from 2003-2005. Since 2003 we have provided information...
- What Goes Around: What Goes Around for grades 6 and up is performed by high school students. This play addresses social attitudes about violence, gender identity and sexual orientation; sexual harassment; racial harassment; cyber-bullying; verbal abuse in dating relationships; stereotypes; substance abuse; conflict resolution,...