Wonderlust Productions

A nonprofit organization

$3,714 raised by 36 donors

46% complete

$8,000 Goal

Don't be limited by fear; be activated by understanding. 

Seek Wonder. Support Wonderlust Productions. 

Wonderlust believes that by understanding the real complexity of the issues that affect our world, we can defeat despair and replace it with a sense of determination. 

We’d like to invite you to join us in seeking this understanding. 

We see the effects of finding common ground rippling through the people that we've worked with along the way. Michele Livingston, participant in the Incarceration Play Project, became Wonderlust board member because she told us that working with us changed her way of being in the world. She said that before the Incarceration Play Project she hadn't examined the biases that she held toward the people she encountered every day. Since her experience with Wonderlust, she started seeking to truly get to know the people she encountered in the system and, in turn, those people began to want to get to know her. This shift in perspective has allowed real conversations, new ideas, and common ground to be found among people who were in conflict before.


Whether working with people affected by incarceration or adoption; people toiling behind the scenes in government or at a community college or in an eastside St. Paul neighborhood; or with military veterans or caregivers--Wonderlust brings joy, light, understanding, creativity, and connection.

Supporting Wonderlust on this Give to the Max Day creates more opportunities for more people to overcome their biases, see allies where they didn't know they existed, imagine better worlds and meet the people who will help make those imagined worlds real.

In 2023, we:

  • Convened more than 50 story circles in which participants were able to connect accross shared experiences and truly understand their differences
  • Published a 12 episode podcast with informative conversations and sensational information about making real change at the state level
  • Completed a first draft of the Caregiver Play Project
  • Employed 40 professional artists, empowering local artists to create new ways of thinking
  • Contributed to classrooms in healing narratives and immigration law with professors seeking storytelling solutions

In 2024, we have the opportunities to do even more! A full production of the caregiver project! A tour! More classes! More story circles! More audio plays and podcasts! A filmed version of the Incarceration Play! More artistic experimentation! More impact in more places that brings more understanding to more people!!

In the middle of all of today's crises, we can only go forward by imagining what a better future can look like. Creativity can bring us to solutions--creativity powered by empathy and understanding and listening and authenticity and artistry. Help us bring as many voices to the room as possible, so we can connect and collaborate together. 

When you make a financial contribution to Wonderlust Productions on Give to the Max Day, you're supporting an organization that looks at some of our society's most complex issues, sees the complexity, and still demonstrates ways forward where people work together across differences, acknowledge their biases, and contribute to the creation of something beautiful and larger than themselves. 

These are the steps that defeat despair and activate people to improve the world.

Please be a part of transformational art and transformational change. 



There are many ways to support Wonderlust. 

Listen to the podcast, attend a reading, and more. (wlproductions.org). 

Donate today through Give to the Max. 

Visit wlproductions.org to donate.

 Mail your gift to PO Box 8021, St. Paul, MN 55108. 

 

Thank you for supporting community-driven art! 

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Wonderlust Productions

Tax id (EIN)

47-1894605

Categories

Arts & Culture Community

Address

PO Box 8021
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Phone

651 393 5104

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