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Did you see our Fall 2013 production of No More Secrets: The Musical, if so click here to take a short survey about the show and be entered to win a $50 Target gift card.

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You’re Invited!

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Blue Apple and Bourbon is a lively fundraiser for one of the nation’s foremost education organizations. We will introduce your palate to five sumptuous distinct brands of bourbon, along with providing a history of this fine spirit.
Join us for this fun night and enjoy…

*Five Fine Bourbons To Taste*

 Cocktails

Dinner catered by
Catering & More, LLC 

Hosted by
Leonard “Nappi” Napolitano and Kevin Borland 

 

Date: October 26, 2013

 

Time: 7 PM, Dinner at 8 PM

 

Location: 1564 Cherokee Road, Louisville, KY40205

 

Price:  $50 in advance, $60 at the door

100% of proceeds will be donated to Blue Apple Players

For 35 years Blue Apple has provided interactive programs to ignite academic and social growth in youth

To RSVP, Purchase Tickets or Make a Donation Click the “Online Donations” button on the right column.
(Be sure to put “Blue Apple and Bourbon” where the check says “purpose”)
You can also purchase tickets by email annie@blueappleplayers.org or call 502-587-7990


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NO MORE SECRETS

 

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No More Secrets (Child sexual abuse prevention) to reach every elementary student in 2013-14 school year!

In partnership with local schools, social service groups such as ECHO, and a range of donors, Blue Apple’s powerful and highly effective educational musical about child sexual abuse, No More Secrets will provide an effective prevention and intervention message to every elementary student (62,776 +) and over 33,000 parents, teachers, coaches, and others in Jefferson County public, parochial, and private schools (154 schools) during the 2013-2014 school year.

“Because of No More Secrets, Melissa’s abuse ended. The defendant received a 25 year sentence.” Carol H. Cobb, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney & Division Chief, Domestic Violence Unit (1987-2008) Kentucky Commission on Child Sexual Abuse

“…as a child I was really influenced by the play I seen by Blue Apple Players. I was about 5-6 years old. It had happened to me. My babysitter had molested me. I told my teacher, who told my mom. I don’t know if I ever would have told, if I had not seen that play. So, thank you for your work. I will never forget that day… and it happened over 20 years ago.”
K.C. (August 2007 unsolicited email to Blue Apple)

These are just part of the young lives healed, tragedy’s prevented by the No More Secrets program. How can we not work together to help others? In many of the disclosures following performances of No More Secrets, children had been victims for as many as 5 years or more. Your support makes a difference. 

No More Secrets was developed by Blue Apple Players in 1984 at the request of, and with a grant from the Jefferson Co. Judge Executive’s Office. Exploited Children’s Help Organization (ECHO), along with additional professional experts in child safety, served as technical advisers to ensure that the most effective prevention and intervention messages were communicated. It has since been performed worldwide, including Ramstein Army Base in Germany (2010). No More Secrets was last offered by Blue Apple in Fall 2007 when it secured funding from Metro Louisville, foundations, and individuals for performances in 36 Louisville area schools and reached over 28,980 students, teachers, counselors, parents and other adults.

Although we typically find sponsorship for up to 60 or 70 performances a year there is always a long waiting list of schools that want this program and need your help.  I am writing to ask you to help us fill this gap as we pull together a broad coalition of support.   Please consider sponsoring a school or a group of schools at the cost of $1,870 per performance – a life saving investment of less than $3 a person. Of course, a gift of any amount will help us reach more children and meet a $30,000 challenge grant. To donate online, click the “Online Donations” button in the right column or you can mail your donation to P.O. Box 4261, Louisville, KY 40204. Thank you!

For questions about this or any of our other programs contact Paul Lenzi, Executive Director, Blue Apple Players. paul@blueappleplayers.org (502) 587-7990

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We’re So Proud!!!

Geraldine’s newest play, “Her”, is part of Tuscon’s anti-bully week at the University of Arizona.

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the bully plays


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WELCOME!!!

Blue Apple is very proud to welcome two very talented individuals to our education department…

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Jennifer Pennington

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre from the University of Tennessee’s InternationalActorTrainingAcademy.  Jennifer is a recent transplant from Los Angeles where she taught and trained with P.S.Arts, EastLA Classic Theatre, Inside Out Community Arts and IdyllwildArtsAcademy.  Having been an actor and educator for over 20 years, Jennifer has had the privilege to work with:  Michigan Theatre Festival, LansingCommunity College, Ann ArborPublic Schools, Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival, Clarence Brown Theatre, Roan State Community College, Arizona Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, Theatre Banshee, Syzygy Theatre Ensemble, The Openfist Theatre and The Elephant Theatre.

 

 

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Mera Kathryn Corlett

Mera Kathryn began her work at The Blue Players as a member of the touring company. Prior to her time with us, she worked for Kentucky Shakespeare as a touring actor, workshop facilitator and teacher at CampShakespeare. Mera Kathryn has also appeared in various productions throughout the area including performances with CenterStage, Bunbury Theatre and StageOne. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, she is a proud PresentationAcademy alumna.  While attending HanoverCollege, Mera Kathryn received recognition from the schools of music and theater for her performances.  Upon graduating Cum Laude with degrees in theatre and theology, she received the Henry C. Long Citation for Scholarship and General Excellence, the most distinguished award a female graduate can receive. Since childhood, she has had a passion for theatre, dance, music and education. Her work with The Blue Apple Players opens avenues for students to share the wonder of drama while learning important life lessons.


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Actors Wanted

 

Blue Apple Players is currently hiring actors for a unique role-play training team that works with Child Protective Service Workers.

We are looking for actors (male or female) who are comfortable with role-play/improvisation and are willing to engage in serious subject matter. Actors will be trained to role-play given character scenarios of a child (aged between 4 – 18) to be interviewed by training Child Protective Service Workers. Casting is not limited by age, body type or ethnicity ; although, actors must be 18 years of age or older due to the sensitive nature of subject material.

Trainings for Child Protective Service Workers will occur throughout Kentucky. Housing and transportation for regional trips is provided by the Blue Apple Players. Project Stipend of $900 provided per actor (for all rehearsal, travel time, and performance work) and an additional food allowance per actor per trip are provided. Project Artistic Director is Michael Drury.

Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled to begin in February/March. Actors MUST be available on April 25th, and three additional dates TBD.

Auditions will be on Monday, February 4th from 6:30pm-9:30pm at Home of the Innocents. The audition will be a group audition consisting of theatre games/exercises, role-play, and improv. Please bring a headshot/resume, if you have it.
Questions or to sign-up for auditions, please contact Heather Burns at heather@blueappleplayers.org or call our office 587-7990.


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