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ACT In The Public Heart, A Lawyer’s Journey, ONE WOMAN SHOW

December 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm


The Jewelbox Theater


$14 – $40



A spectacular one-woman show!

TWO SHOWS, Dec 7 and 14, at 7:30pm, Doors open at 7pm

PRICE; $14 advance, $20 at the door


Disillusioned by current politics? Powerless about injustices and extremes mushrooming around the world? Feeling out of control not knowing where we are headed? Wanting to stick your head in the sand? Wondering how to be make a difference in our world?

A mix of drama and comedy, ACT IN THE PUBLIC HEART is a personal journey on the surface, yet it is a layered universal journey providing inspiration, and a refreshing context about how to navigate these times.

Be prepared to hear your heart whisper, feel into your body and explore what has the potential to transform us and tackle the most complex problems of our time…

ACT IN THE PUBLIC HEART, A Lawyer’s Journey is an inspired one hour show written and performed by Franca Baroni, an immigration attorney, actress, award-winning author, and advocate for heart-centered lawyering and life. It is directed by Simone Brueyere Fraser, an artist and actress who has worked in Los Angeles, New York and WA State and currently seen as Virgila in Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus – Fight Like a Bitch”.

-)A real-life “Moana” story, a woman, a lawyer discovering the greater heart of humanity through her personal and collective quest for freedom and justice…

-) A journey of heart-awakening reminding us that challenges and struggles turn into our greatest opportunities…

-) The human experience blended with modern scientific heart discoveries…

-) The emergence of the feminine cracking into our failing patriarchal structures…

Heart and law is often deemed an oxymoron yet Franca shows us a different perspective.

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” ~ Arundhati Roy

More About the Performer and DIrector:

FRANCA BARONI is a trainer and practicing immigration attorney. She holds a doctorate and master of law and is admitted to the Bar in New York, Washington State and Switzerland. She is a contributor to the 2017 ABA Publication “Lawyers as Changemakers.” Her book ON GOVERNANCE Cor Publicum: The Evolution of Res Publica has been recognized as an important book of political philosophy for our new century. As an actress she has been trained by Robyn Lynn Smith, Marya Sea Kaminski, George Lewis, Nike Imoru and others. In 2005, she wrote and performed her first solo show “Alive” at Freehold, On the Boards and Annex Theater. In 2016, she appeared at Burien’s Actor Theater as a lead in “Undocumented”, playing a Mexican immigrant. Her company Public Heart is committed to inspire heart-intelligent governance and law in society. http://publicheart.org/

SIMONE BRUEYER FRASER (Director) began her artistic work as a ballet dancer for ten years in a company in New York. She branched into acting and dramatic work, and received her bachelor’s in a double degree in drama and dance from the University of Washington. She expanded into writing and multimedia arts communication in her master’s degree in Communications from Ithaca College, and Cornell University. She has been in numerous theater productions both for dance and acting, commercials, television, film, print work, and music videos in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington state. She has additionally worked at Saturn Films, Morgan Creek Productions, Creative Artists Agency, Benaroya Pictures, and Nike Imoru Casting. She is the author of “The Eightfold Path of the Urban Samurai” and “What a Fish Can Teach You: and other poems.” She was most recently seen in “ODE – a stage song” directed by John Britton and performed and created by Nike Imoru.www.simonebruyerefraser.com.