Nightingale: A Musical Regarding the Life and Passion of Miss Florence Nightingale.
HEARTS is taking this new musical by Pamela Gerke to nursing schools & conferences, healthcare organizations, and local communities throughout 2019 and 2020 to celebrate Florence Nightingale's 200th Birthday.
After staged readings in September 2018, the show made its first tour of a fully staged production in the Seattle Washington area in February and March, 2019, sponsored by the Washington State Nurses Association.
THE BIG IDEA
HEARTS: Health Enriched by the Arts
When we engage in creative arts we feel connected to an inner wellspring of happiness and health. Throughout all human civilization the arts have fostered a culture of health by creating a crucial relationship between individuals and their communities. We at HEARTS love to explore all the ways that the performing arts and other arts enrich health and well-being, create a sense of community, and simply make life more fun!
Our first project is to nurture the nurturers: to uplift and empower the voices of nurses with a musical about Florence Nightingale, the founder of the profession of nursing. We envision future research projects to include a study on the social/emotional impact of participation in choral arts and storytelling on elders and another study to gauge the positive effects of building relationships between people of all ages via multi-generational theater projects.
HEARTS: Health Enriched by the Arts in a tax-exempt, non-profit organization. We are happy to accept donations from individuals and organizations who support our work.