Welcome to Gitana Productions' 2011  - 2012 Season  


New World Pic NEW WORLD
One Act Play by Lee Patton Chiles

They came to St. Louis with hope to create a new world by healing their old-world wounds. (True stories)

“Riveting Performances” –Jeremy Hunt, Audience
“Powerfully moving stories” –Tina Farmer, KDHX Theater Review

Free public performances:
April 5, Thursday at 7:00 PM
Central Public Library - 1301 Olive, St. Louis 63103

April 28, Saturday at 7:00 PM
First Unitarian Church of St. Louis - 5007 Waterman (near Kingshighway)

Gitana will also be touring at St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s High School and the St. Louis Women’s Club.

For more information on bookings between March 1 and May 10 call Gitana at 314-721-6556 or email us at info@gitana-inc.org

We The People St. Louis Picture
An artistic celebration of unity with world music, dance, song and spoken word.

Saturday, April 21 - 3:00PM-5:00PM (Free Event)

Peace Garden at the St. Louis Earth Day Festival - On the grounds of the MUNY)

Gitana’s performance will feature musicians Dbudz (alto sax), Tahira Mari (vocals and dance), Gary Sykes (drums), Tung (Acoustic Alto Bass) and Baba Mike of the Unity Ensemble (musical director, world drums, steel pan and horns.) Click Here to see musician's bios>> In addition to music and dance winners of Gitana’s “We the People of the Planet” poetry contest will be recognized and share their winning works. To receive information on the poetry contest email us at info@gitana-inc.org.
April 16, 2018 is the submission deadline.
For “no hassle” Parking: Visit the St. Louis Earth Day website - Click Here>>
Click here for more information on details of other peace garden events at St. Louis Earth Day...


Saturday, April 21 - 1:00-3:00 PM
Peace Garden at the St. Louis Earth Day Festival

What is the “Free Hugs” movement: It is a “random act of kindness” where people with “free hug” signs ask strangers if they would like to be hugged. It is a selfless act performed to make others feel better. This movement has been going on all over the world. In 2017 Gitana collaborated with 20 organizations for the “Grand Blvd. Hug-In” providing 700 hugs! We reached people of all nationalities, ages and gender and the experience was a big hit with the South City community on Grand Blvd. This year we would like to bring this act of kindness to the PEACE GARDEN and the St. Louis Earth Day Festival.

Want to Get Involved? Call us at 314-721-6556 or email us at info@gitana-inc.org You must register to be confirmed as a Hugger.

Goal: We would like to get 30-40 Huggers

“The Grand Blvd. Hug-In was an amazing experience!” –Dwayne

“This event was a success and taught me a thing or two. When we connect with a hug it is almost a release…like a deep breath. It brings about a human connectedness. We all want safety, love and belonging. These things have been challenged recently. We need to keep hugging and taking action where each of us deem to define justice. It can begin with a hug!” –Mary Ellen

“I learned that happiness, smiles and hugs can be infectious! The community loved this and so did Alderwoman Cara Spencer and I” –Wendy

Your Support is more important than ever now!

As a result of recent funding cuts and policy changes at the State and Regional levels many vibrant small and mid-sized organizations like Gitana are experiencing “shifting sands” in financial support. Help Gitana to continue our mission of bringing diverse people together in peace and understanding through the Arts. A donation of $25, $50 or $100 goes a long way at Gitana given our 20 years of dedication to social issues and community building.

Send your tax-deductible contribution to:

Gitana Productions Inc. PO Box 300322, St. Louis, MO 63130 or Click PayPal below for online contributions


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