For the formerly homeless women at N Street Village, a temporary housing and recovery facility in Washington DC, the arts don’t have much meaning in their day-to-day lives. Recovering from abuse and drug addiction, these women are perfect illustrations of the ease at which vulnerable women can slip through the cracks. But for the instructors Deb Gottesman and Thomas workman, of The Theatre Lab of the Dramatic Arts, the arts hold the key to helping them each overcome the traumas of the past. Together, they work to craft and stage a play based on their true-to-life experiences, which will be performed at a special event at the world-famous Kennedy Center. Using their untapped artistic talents, these women take a leap of faith to grow and move on from the pitfalls of their previous lives and step on to the stage in front of a sold-out crowd. Revealing both the struggle of homelessness and the power of the arts, filmmaker Nicole Boxer asks the question that if doctors and police officers can save lives, why can’t art?

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