Miriam's Kitchen is a soup kitchen that operates in Washington DC catering to people experiencing homelessness...and looking for a way to experience the arts. I met with them through my experiences of performing in Our Class at Theater J in the Fall of 2012. Sasha Olinick and I were brought to Miriam's Kitchen by Grace Overbeke, an employee at Theater J, to answer questions about our production, our characters, our experiences as actors, etc. I could write a lot about the experience of meeting these people, but I will simply state that it was a humbling and joyful experience.
A member of Miriam's Kitchen has written the blog I mentioned at the top of this blog post. It affirms the power of such organizations as Miriam's Kitchen, and the power of theatre and art. Please click on the following link to read about it: theatreWashington - "Why Theatre Matters: Because We Matter"