Performance will benefit Tent City 4

April 6, 2010

By Staff

Learn about living without permanent shelter in the Seattle area at a performance of “View from the Tent: Thoughts from a Homeless Man” to benefit Tent City 4.

Actor Dan Niven created the dramatic monologue, and he will perform the piece at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1121 228th Ave. S.E., at 7 p.m. April 17. The performance will be followed by audience feedback, as well as conversation with the actor and a panel of Tent City 4 residents.

Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors through Brown Paper Tickets. Light refreshments will be served at the event. Learn more about the performance at the Tent City 4 Web site.

Tent City 4 arrived in the Community Church of Issaquah parking lot in late January. About 80 homeless people live in the encampment on a given day.

The encampment moves between Eastside churches, and remains at a site for about 90 days. Tent City 4 will leave Issaquah on April 24 for Lake Washington United Methodist Church in Kirkland.

Tent City 4 shelters up to 100 adults at a fenced site with 24-hour security. Organizers do not allow children to live at the encampment. Most Tent City 4 residents leave the camp during the day for work.

Residents undergo warrant and convicted sex offender checks before they are allowed to enter the camp, and strict rules ban offenders.

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One Response to “Performance will benefit Tent City 4”

  1. Dan Niven on April 10th, 2010 8:38 am

    Although the story credits with me with creating the monologue, I should clarify that the script is my edited version of the book compiled by M. Barrett Miller. Working with Mr. Miller and several theatre professionals, we are exploring ways which Atreus’ inspirational story may reach a wider audience.

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