The word ADVOT means ripple in the Hebrew language
and is representative of the many ripples a healthy relationship
and doing good can have on a community.
To use theater as a tool to promote social justice, raise awareness, and facilitate social activism. Through interactive drama experiences we foster self-esteem, promote healthy relationships, and prevent violence.
Since the late 1990s Naomi Ackerman has performed and facilitated workshops globally as part of the acclaimed one-woman show “Flowers Aren’t Enough.” The foundation for Advot’s flagship program, Relationships 101, “Flowers Aren’t Enough” tells the story of Michelle, a young woman who finds herself in an abusive relationship. The show has been performed more than 1,000 times in seven countries to multinational audiences, including police officers, healthcare workers, women’s groups, governmental officials, and religious groups. “Flowers Aren’t Enough” can be viewed at www.naomiackerman.com/flowers.html.
For the past two decades Naomi has used art to promote peace, change, and encourage self-empowerment. This work and the strong belief in the power of theatre to facilitate transformation and inspiration was the reason to create the Advot Project, which is now a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, in 2010.
At the Advot project we believe that like a ripple, communication, kindness, love, and change start small and grow. The human spirit, if given the chance, has the incredible power to soar to the most amazing heights. In our programs we try to give that chance! We teach the participants of our programs ,that you must own and declare your self-worth and never give it away. We dream of a world where people realize their self-worth, where they believe in themselves, even if they have never been told that they are worthy!! We invite you to join us make that dream a reality !
“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” ~Senator Robert F. Kennedy