Long Beach Playhouse to Host SOAPBOX: A Manifestation of One’s Passion

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On Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4, 2011, employees from local Starbucks stores and their close friends and family will come together to showcase their artistic talents in a festival of art and passion.

Producer and creator of Soapbox and former Starbucks partner, Patricia Garza, hopes the event will inspire the public to view retail employees differently.  She originally founded Soapbox four years ago to give her fellow Starbucks employees an artistic outlet to showcase their talents.

“I started this event as an avenue for partners to express themselves.  A lot of my co-workers have so much artistic talent.  After hearing them lament to me how difficult it was for them to find chances to share their talents with the public, I founded Soapbox.”

The mission of Soapbox is to give everyone equal chances to showcase their art form. “We hope to show the public that the people who serve you coffee have a whole lot more to offer than just a latte,” said Garza.

Soapbox is June 3rd and 4th at the Long Beach Playhouse Art Gallery at 5021 East Anaheim Street in Long Beach, CA.  Free parking in the back parking lot behind the theatre.  Gallery opens at 6:45pm with performances starting at 7pm and ending at 11pm.  Admission is $2.

For information please call, (562) 547-6207 or http://www.facebook.com/soapboxartshow.

Long Beach Playhouse is located at 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA, 90804, right across from the Long Beach Recreation golf course. The Playhouse is community-supported theatre that cuts across age, gender, ethnic, and cultural boundaries.  For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.lbplayhouse.org or call 562-494-1014.

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One Response to “Long Beach Playhouse to Host SOAPBOX: A Manifestation of One’s Passion”
  1. We’re looking forward to another fun and supportive weekend of art with Soapbox!!