The Heartsparkle Players
32 Years of Hope and Compassion
26 Years of Public Performances
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The Heartsparkle Players will work with you to design a performance or workshop that suits your needs.
We work with children, teens and adults of all abilities in an inclusive, engaging and supportive manner.
Based in Olympia, we travel throughout Washington and Oregon.
Here is a sampling of the groups we have conducted workshops and performances for:
The Evergreen State College
Purdy Women's Prison
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Seattle Public Utilities
Department of Corrections
Community Inclusion Program
Pierce County AIDS Foundation
Black Hills High School
Department of Social and Health Services Division of Disabilities
Timberland Regional Libraries
Themes for performances and workshops:
Community and Team Building
Exploring Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice
Grief and Loss
Our Compassionate Action Project (CAP) Performances
One way to nurture compassion, and therefore empathy in students is to provide an opportunity for them to share stories when they themselves have acted out of compassion and empathy or they were recipients of compassionate action.
Our CAP performances are designed for 4th-6th grade students. In these performances, students tell stories of compassionate action. The Heartsparkle Players and the Thunders, an inclusive acting troupe with a spectrum of abilities and experiences, portray the students' stories.
Workshops & Performances
You all are such a bright light in our community. With gratitude for the deep heart's work you do and for helping people tell their stories.
~ Pierce County AIDS Foundation Staff and Clients
Thank you so much for coming to our school and sharing your talents. I was very moved by my students' stories and openness and trust respect for each other, and the ways the stories were portrayed. Today was a gift.
~ North Thurston 5th Grade Teacher, Lacey WA
The Heartsparkle Players are a very talented group of performers. Their ability to listen and communicate with the audience and with each other is extraordinary. Their performances were powerful and evocative, yet also humorous and poignant.
~ North Thurston School Counselor,