STAR - Super Talented Actors Rasslin' footage is here!

A giant THANK YOU to everyone involved in making STAR - Super Talented Actors Rasslin’ a success! Actors, mentors, choir, band, volunteers, sponsors, donors, and attendees-it truly takes our whole community! Thank you to Piccolo Spoleto and The Charleston Music Hall for hosting us again! We are elated by the turn out and beyond proud of the HEART team for a job well done. Everyone nailed their roles and we could see the pride, excitement and confidence fill their being.

We had around 600 people in attendance for our STAR performance with over 100 honored guests from group homes and other organizations that serve people with special needs. We are thrilled to have such awesome support for inclusion in the Charleston arts community. We continue to receive rave reviews including this one below from a first time attendee and friend of a HEART parent;

“I was amazed and enthralled. I could see nuances in the show that allowed each individual performer to capitalize on their strengths and interests in a way that motivated them and also honored their human dignity. I could also see the wonderful, heartfelt relationships that have developed among the cast. I was beyond moved by the whole experience.”

If you were not able to attend or want to relive the joy, we’ve got you covered! Check out the clips below, filmed by Hannah Burke, and share the happiness with everyone you know!

Be sure to stay tuned for info about our next HEART production that is already in the works!

If you want to get involved, please contact rae@heartsc.org!

STAR - Super Talented Actors Rasslin'

STAR is another original musical by HEART and inspired by the Netflix series, GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling). HEART's productions feature some of Charleston's top musicians and vocalists together with the HEARTists. STAR covers songs by Queen, Bon Jovi, Panic at the Disco, Leslie Gore, Marvin Gaye, LL Cool J and more!

We had around 600 people in attendance for our STAR performance with over 100 honored guests from group homes and other organizations that serve people with special needs. We are thrilled to have such awesome support for inclusion in the Charleston arts community. We continue to receive rave reviews including this one below from a first time attendee and friend of a HEART parent;

“I was amazed and enthralled. I could see nuances in the show that allowed each individual performer to capitalize on their strengths and interests in a way that motivated them and also honored their human dignity. I could also see the wonderful, heartfelt relationships that have developed among the cast. I was beyond moved by the whole experience.”

STAR follows a group of out-of-work actors and actresses who take a life-line on an ambitiously pitched wrestling show run by a B-movie director with something to prove to the world, William “Alright, Alright” Simmons and a local soft-spoken, trust-fund kid and wrestling fanatic, Jimmy “The Boss” Miller. When a real wrestler, Reba “The Italian Tickler” Abele joins the team, things begin to look promising for this downcast group.

HEART is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides visual arts, music, dance, and performing arts mentorships for adults with special needs who want to develop and identify as artists. We are an inclusive arts community made up of artists of all abilities. Together, we create art that enriches and strengthens our community and makes us all happier and healthier. 

HEART Annual Report 2019

DIRECTOR’S NOTE

AT HEART, WE TRANSCEND OUR ABILITIES THROUGH COLLABORATIVE ART

Dear HEART Family,

HEART has transformed since its inception in the Summer of 2014. Through our work, we have found that inclusive collaborative art creates a unique opportunity to build lasting relationships and create exceptional art for community enrichment. Together, we have created a loving center where people of all abilities are drawn to participate. Today HEART is proud to be leading the way for inclusion in the Charleston arts community.


2019 Catch the Leprechaun 5K benefits HEART

2019 Catch the Leprechaun 5K Run/Walk
Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 pm


Celebrate St Patrick's Day at the Catch the Leprechaun 5K Run/Walk. This scenic race offers spectacular views of the Cooper River Bridge, USS Yorktown and Charleston Harbor. After the race, there will be live music, a great post race party, a pot of gold for the winners and prizes for everyone who finishes before the Leprechaun.

www.catchtheleprechaun5k.com

All proceeds will benefit Racers for Pacers and HEART - An Inclusive Arts Community.

HEART - An Inclusive Arts Community  provides mentorships and community engagement for adults with special needs who want to grow and develop as artists.


Racers For Pacers is dedicated to raising funds to provide running chairs for disabled individuals who cannot run on their own. 

 

Fox Docs 3 min documentary on HEART

Hannah Burke, a producer for Fox Docs of Fox 24 Charleston created this wonderful 3 min documentary on HEART. It captures the HEART spirit so well!

HEART provides mentorships and community engagement for adults with special needs who want to grow and develop as artists. At HEART, we have created a center where artists of all abilities work together to create something the community can enjoy, learn from, and be inspired by. At HEART, our work transcends our abilities through collaboration.

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HEART Radio Lab: Love Frequency

HEART is a 501(c)3 non-profit and an innovative arts and theatre company that provides mentorships and community engagement for adults with special needs who want to develop and identify as artists. 

HEART Radio Lab presents Love Frequency 2018 as part of Piccolo Spoleto

Friday, June 8th at Charleston Music Hall | Visual Art Exhibition & Doors at 6pm | Performance at 7pm

HEART Radio Lab is HEART's creative workshop that produces multi-media art and shares it with the public. We are a family of artists and nature lovers here in Charleston, SC and we encourage you to support our expression of Love Frequency 2018. 

Join us for our emotion provoking production as we follow an astronaut on a journey in search of love with music performed by the HEART Choir and Band covering songs by David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, The Flaming Lips, Cloud Cult and more! This will be an unforgettable experience that will lift you up and help us restore the lost art of love.

Thank you for your consideration in supporting Charleston artists with special needs

THANK YOU TO OUR PRESENTING & SUSTAINING SPONSORS

Arielle Simmons Photography