Thank you for a great night of community exchange!
About the Night
A Private Screening and Conversation With Award-Winning Director Stephen Dest
Presented by Site Projects & Sites.Camera.Projections
On Saturday November 19, Site Projects held a fundraising event in which we privately screened "I AM Shakespeare" Work-In-Progress by New Haven director Stephen Dest. The screening was held at Common Ground High School's brand new Springside Building (see photo below). Prior to the show, our guests were treated to a dinner and cocktail hour provided by Lunchbox 23.
All ticket sales are going to help us match federal and state grant awards for our upcoming project "…Way to Go…" by artist Sheila de Bretteville. An interactive light installation proposed for the Rt. 34 underpass near Union Station, the artwork is designed to remake a deteriorated urban space. In New Haven’s busiest “gateway,” this light installation will delight tourists, commuters, and neighborhood residents alike.
Raising monies to match to the federal NEA grant and the state Public Art + Community (PAC) Project grant awarded through the Office of the Arts will ensure the completion of this important public artwork. Learn more about this project here.
About the Film
Dest's latest documentary, his second film about New Haven, poignantly chronicles the turbulent life of a remarkable young man and his miraculous return from death. Watch the trailer for the film below.
A Message from Site Projects
We're still overjoyed with gratitude for the many hands and hearts that went into making our “I Am Shakespeare" film fundraiser a success. A special Thank You to Common Ground High School, to Stephen Dest and Henry Green without whom the film would not be possible, and a supportive audience whose generous donations are making a difference! We are one step closer to realizing …Way to Go… Thank you for a great night of community exchange!
Check out some photos from the night!