BECOMING PEACE: A One Woman Dramedy about Power, Culture, Violence and Nonviolence

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Fri Jun 21, 10:00pm
Thu Jun 27, 8:00pm

BECOMING PEACE, a One Woman Rhythmic Dramedy about Power, Culture, Violence and Nonviolence - explores the little known Power and Possibility of Nonviolence (Satyagraha/Ahimsa/Peace) - and just how much Life and the World can transform when we "attack the wrong and not the wrongdoer!"
Written and performed by Candace Sofia Carnicelli, Ex. Dir. of Common Peace, Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence, a Los Angeles based 501(c)(3) nonprofit - and directed by and developed w/Jessica Lynn Johnson, "Becoming Peace" premiered at the Whitefire Theatre's Solofest in 2019. After a decade of intense immersion in self-help seminars, books, and a wide variety of spiritual endeavors - in 1998 - Candace (aka Candy-Ass) stumbled upon Rev. James Lawson, the nonviolence architect of the Civil Rights Movement (who she is proud to claim shares her birthplace, Uniontown, Pa) - and the quote: "Attacking the wrong and not the wrongdoer" - and the "Season for Nonviolence" - a 64 day nonviolence campaign initiated by Arun Gandhi. Since that time she has been absorbed in the study and practice of Nonviolence (Satyagraha/Ahimsa) - the pro-active methodology birthed by Mahatma Gandhi, used to free India from British rule - and which was later adopted by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as the key operating principle of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. In "Becoming Peace" Candace lovingly, creatively, rhythmically and humorously - through story, spoken word, song and parody - explores her own imperfections, and the often-times unidentified faces of our Culture of Violence and the chaos within it, in an edu-taining way - attempting to activate "Nonviolence" in her personal life . . . and move in the direction of Peace. We invite you to bring your imperfections - those unhealed parts of you yearning to experience Peace - and join us for an evening of Truth Telling, Heart-felt Healing Rhythms, and Possibility! Come discover how to . . . 'Be the Change you wish to see in the World!'

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