Day of Service 2021

Announcing “Say Our Names”
Hole in the Wall Theater’s Call to Action

Calling all artists!

Hole in the Wall Theater will be producing a night of short performance pieces in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, directed by Laurie Maria Cabral. “Say Our Names…” will consist of dramatic art of all types (spoken word, music, dance, photos, short monologues, art, videos) that center around the personal and collective experiences of race and racism in America, especially as they appear in our current every day. Pieces can be up to three minutes and should be original or royalty-free.

We need all types of artists: graphic designers, writers, actors, dancers, musicians, poets, spoken word, photography, skits, singers, etc.

Laurie will be assembling a program of submitted works from the Hole in the Wall membership as well as other local arts groups and artists. Laurie is interested in original works from all perspectives and of all genres. There will also be need for individual performers throughout the production in various roles. The production will close with an 8 minute, 46 second recitation of the names of people of color killed in America. “Say Our Names…” will be streamed live via Zoom on September 26, 2020, but we are considering in-person, outdoor events as well.

If you are interested in contributing to this program, please contact BOTH director Laurie Maria Cabral at AND producer Ryan Wantroba at Please submit works by August 30, 2020.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Hole in the Wall Company, Inc.

116 Main Street . P.O. Box 0942,  New Britain, CT  06050-0942

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Day of Service

On Friday, February 9, 2018, the Greater New England Alliance of Black School Educators (GNEABSE) celebrated their founder, Mr. Lou Irvin, with a “Day of Service.”

Mr. Irvin was a friend, mentor, role model, advocate and educator. Mr. Irvin filled all these roles, completely. As a passionate and dedicated educator, Mr. Irvin devoted the last 20 years of his professional life to promoting diversity and enhancing multicultural education in Connecticut. Therefore, to commemorate the work and life of Mr. Irvin, the GNEABSE members visited Dr. Martin Luther King School in Hartford, CT, to provide support and encouragement support among staff and students.

During this “Day of Service,” GNEABSE members supported students developing a personalized vision and goal setting for themselves by creating vision boards. Mr. Irvin was a testament of vision development and goal setting.  Thus, in honor of his legacy, GNEABSE members will continue to instill this practice in the lives of our youth.

Thank you to the GNEABSE members and the staff and students of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School for a wonderful Founder’s Day event.