From the talent of Circle of Life Theatre comes this fresh, new, able/disabled, pop- rock vocal group, PARADOX A CAPPELLA! Offering playlist-worthy original songs as well as innovative covers and mash-ups, PARADOX mixes the hottest music from the TOP 100 with past and present influences from a wide variety of musical genres, including jazz, R&B, rap, Broadway, opera, country, and the American songbook of standards by the likes of Cole Porter and Duke Ellington. PARADOX A CAPPELLA
Located in San Francisco and founded in 2013 by Artistic Director Joseph T. Hege and Executive Director Fritz Lambandrake, Circle of Life Theatre is the West Coast’s ONLY theatre company intentionally casting and reasonably accommodating physically, emotionally, cerebrally, and developmentally disabled actors, singers, and performers of all kinds – to interact harmoniously and seamlessly with fully able performers on the same stage. Circle of Life Theatre breaks down barriers and opens minds by revealing to the able world that, when reasonably and effectively accommodated, disabled talent can deliver moving, authentic performances at least as well as any fully able performer. With the ultimate, uncompromising goal of producing consistently excellent live theatre, Circle of Life offers to audience members, artists, staff, and volunteers alike a harmonious, respectful, dignified place where the seeds of creativity may take root, unfurl, and inspire. Disability is a characteristic, but it does not define the entire identity of an actor (or a person), nor is it a reason for automatically disqualifying an actor from a role. However, neither is it cause for casting an actor when someone else is better for the part. In other words, at Circle of Life Theatre, the playing field is leveled, so the best actor wins the role, regardless of ability/disability status. MISSION STATEMENT CIRCLE of LIFE THEATRE c/o ILRC, 649 Mission Street- 3 rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105 415.385.5055
In March, 2014, Fractured Atlas, a well-established and highly respected New York City fiscal sponsor of tens of thousands of arts organizations, granted Circle of Life Theatre’s application for non-profit sponsorship. Fractured Atlas is located at 248 W. 35 th Street 10 th Floor, New York, New York, 10001; the company may be reached by telephone at 212.277.8020. The Fractured Atlas non-profit IRS EIN # is 11-3451703, which may be viewed on the company’s most recently filed IRS form 990, found on the “About Us” page of the Fractured Atlas website: www.fracturedatlas.org. Circle of Life Theatre’s specific, active-and-approved status may be seen here: http://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=9992. If further confirmation is required, written verification will be provided quickly and happily and upon request.www.fracturedatlas.orghttp://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=9992 ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW! Circle of Life Theatre’s 501(c )3-Non-Profit Status – Courtesy of NYC Fiscal Sponsor Fractured Atlas – EIN #11-3451703
CONTACT Would you like for your venue to be included in A C.O.L.T. FOLLOWING’s rotating lineup of San Francisco night spots? We’d like to hear about that. And if you’d like to talk to us about appearing more frequently or even every week at your place, we’d like to hear about that too! Kindly contact : Fritz Lambandrake Executive Director 415.385.5055 Fritz@CircleofLifeTheatre.org THANK YOU!