Through The Fire

Grades: High School 

This remarkable one-man show that revolves around the captivating life story of Victor Almanzar beginning with a near-death experience that lands him in a Queens, NY hospital during the peak of the Covid pandemic. His life flashes before his eyes: his childhood in the Dominican Republic, his move as a youngster to NYC, gang life, drug life, identity struggles, love, and serving in Kosovo and Iraq after joining the U.S. Marine Corps. Through the Fire was developed at the Labyrinth Theatre Company by Actors Studio members Victor Almanzar and Elizabeth Canavan. Driven by Almanzar’s original Hip-Hop music, it takes the audience with the playwright on his journey of survival and self-forgiveness.

Victor Almanzar Bio

Made possible through the generous support of the Ulster Savings Bank Foundation, The Beechwood Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Church Communities Foundation, George A. Strba Charitable Trust, H. W. Wilson Foundation, Kvistad Foundation, Louis Greenspan Charitable Trust, Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, JM McDonald Foundation, Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Peckham Family Foundation, Rhinebeck Bank, Stewarts Shops, TD Charitable Foundation, Wells Fargo & Company, the Poughkeepsie Youth Services Grant, and from the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley: Anonymous Fund; Ann and Abe Effron Fund; Charlie Carroll Music Enrichment Fund; and the Dutchess Community Grants Fund. Additional support comes from the Dyson Foundation, James J. McCann Charitable Trust, Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust, NoVo Foundation, and Jeanette F. Schlobach Charitable Trust. We extend special thanks to all of the donors who contributed to the Field-Trip Fund. This program is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, as well as the federal American Rescue Plan Act funds awarded to the City of Kingston by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Date & Time

Thursday, October 17 2024
10:00 am

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