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The Spotlight Series
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The Spotlight Series

The Spotlight Series delves into the inspiring world of Only Make Believe (OMB), a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing interactive theater to children's hospitals, special education schools, and care facilities

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Highlights from the 2023 Only Make Believe Gala

Highlights from the 2023 Only Make Believe Gala

Throughout the year, week after week, the actors of Only Make Believe, along with the staff, create and perform interactive and engaging theater in children’s hospitals, special education schools, and care facilities.

28 mins
11/8/23
Joe DiPietro, Playwright/Lyricist and Board Member with OMB

Joe DiPietro, Playwright/Lyricist and Board Member with OMB

Only Make Believe started in New York City and has since opened an office Washington, DC with outreach in several other cities as well. And every November they have an all-star gala on Broadway to raise funds and awareness for the incredible work they do for children across the country.

19 mins
11/1/23
Maria Peyramaure, Bilingual Actress with Only Make Believe

Maria Peyramaure, Bilingual Actress with Only Make Believe

For our fifth episode, we will hear from Maria Peyramaure, a bilingual stage and screen actress and teaching artist. Growing up in Madrid, Spain and later on in Georgia, she eventually moved to New York City in 2005.

27 mins
10/25/23
J. Harrison Ghee, Tony Award Winning Actor and Singer

J. Harrison Ghee, Tony Award Winning Actor and Singer

For our fourth episode, we will hear from Tony Award winner J. Harrison Ghee. He will be performing at this year’s annual gala for Only Make Believe on November 6th. I first met and worked with J. in a production of Kinky Boots at The Muny in St. Louis.

26 mins
10/18/23
David Shih, Actor and Voiceover Artist

David Shih, Actor and Voiceover Artist

For our third episode, we will hear from multi-talented actor and voiceover artist David Shih, who has been an actor and member of the Only Make Believe family since. He was most recently on Broadway with the amazing play Life of Pi, a visually stunning piece that was gone way too soon, in my humble opinion.

31 mins
10/11/23
Diego Prieto & Brad Oscar, an Actor and Board Member with Only Make Believe

Diego Prieto & Brad Oscar, an Actor and Board Member with Only Make Believe

For our second episode, we will hear from theater husbands Diego Prieto and Brad Oscar. Diego is a long-time actor in the company and has brought theater to thousands of children, while Brad serves on the board of Only Make Believe and regularly performs in their annual galas.

36 mins
10/4/23
Tamela Aldridge, Executive Artistic Director of Only Make Believe

Tamela Aldridge, Executive Artistic Director of Only Make Believe

In this first episode, we will hear from the Executive Artistic Director of Only Make Believe, Tamela Aldridge. She first started out as one of their actors, and she shares how theater has inspired her from a young age.

47 mins
9/27/23
Welcome to The Spotlight Series Featuring Only Make Believe

Welcome to The Spotlight Series Featuring Only Make Believe

The arts are not just important as a means of creativity and enjoyment, but they’re also a source of inspiration and at times even healing, and it is this guiding principle that led to the founding of Only Make Believe.

2 mins
9/26/23

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