Jewelbox Theater at Rendezvous
Seattle, WA
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Described by audience members as magnificent, compelling, relevant, magical, life-changing, absolutely brilliant, extraordinary and much more, Franca Baroni's new one-woman show is back at the Jewelbox Theater in an updated version after a successful premiere in December.

Be prepared to hear your heart whisper, feel into your body and explore what has the potential to transform us and tackle some of the most complex problems of our time

A delicate mix of drama and comedy, ACT IN THE PUBLIC HEART is a personal journey on the surface, yet it reveals itself to be much more than that- a multi-layered universal journey providing inspiration and a refreshing context about how to navigate issues of political disillusionment, social injustice and fear.

Written and performed by actress, award-winning author and immigration attorney, Franca Baroni, and directed by Simone Bruyere Fraser, ACT IN THE PUBLIC HEART gives audiences permission to examine the current state of our world through a heart-centered lens. Baroni weaves a compelling tale of discovering the greater heart of humanity through her personal and collective quest for freedom and justice.

Heart and law is often deemed an oxymoronyet Baroni shows us a different perspective and how the power of the heart has the potential to transform our legal and political systems at large where justice and freedom become an actual experience rather than a fleeting aspiration.


Dr. Franca Baroni is a trainer and practicing immigration attorney.  She holds a doctorate and masters of law and is admitted to the Bar in New York, Washington State and Switzerland. She is a contributor to the 2017 ABA Publication Lawyers as Changemakers.  Her book ON GOVERNANCE Cor Publicum: The Evolution of Res Publica has been recognized as an important book of political philosophy for our new century. As an actress she has been trained by Robyn Lynn Smith, Marya Sea Kaminski, George Lewis, Nike Imoru and others. In 2005, she wrote and performed her first solo show Alive at Freehold, On the Boards and Annex Theater. In 2016, she appeared at Buriens Actor Theater as a lead in Undocumented, playing a Mexican immigrant. Her company Public Heart is committed to inspire heart-intelligent governance and law in society.  

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Simone Bruyere Fraser began her artistic work as a ballet dancer for ten years in a company in New York. She branched into acting and dramatic work, and received her bachelor's in a double degree in drama and dance from the University of Washington. She expanded into writing and multimedia arts communication in her master's degree in Communications from Ithaca College, and Cornell University. She has been in numerous theater productions both for dance and acting, commercials, television, film, print work, and music videos in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington state. She has additionally worked at Saturn Films, Morgan Creek Productions, Creative Artists Agency, Benaroya Pictures, and Nike Imoru Casting. She is the author of The Eightfold Path of the Urban Samurai and What a Fish Can Teach You: and other poems. She was most recently seen in ODE - a stage song directed by John Britton and performed and created by Nike Imoru. She can currently be seen as Virgila in Coriolanus - fight like a Bitch directed by Emily Penick and produced by Rebel Kat productions.

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-)So relevant right now in this crazy selfish time we live in

-)Your show will help me cope in this crazy world we have today

-)Nimble, deft, wonderful and transformative, a flawless solo performance

-)It changed my life

-)The Public Heart was phenomenon! Really powerful, inspiring and healing

-)Francas truth, conveyed with such an authentic, alive spirit, dares all of us to leap into the next level of consciousness-  the next stage of evolution, collectively centered in the public heart. I am touched and inspired by this teaching that she brings for the transformation of all of us this planet

-)Francas physical comedy powers, coupled with the rare ability to dance her stories as she tells them, made her journey deeply engrossing, enchanting, and even electrifying

-)Franca provides irrefutable evidence that vulnerability is strength not weakness and that the truths born of embodied experience and loving awareness can transcend mental and material constructs that may be imposed by family, tradition, and institutions

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Jewelbox Theater at Rendezvous (View)
2322 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Social > Adult

Kid Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Public Heart
On BPT Since: Oct 21, 2017
Franca Baroni
(206) 963-0283