B4 The Other Creations

is creating Embodied Play & Vulnerability

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  • Access to B4's Patreon Virtual Playground Community

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Your $7/month helps to support us in this time of Covid with the transition of our work to an online play space.

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Your $15/month helps branding and marketing B4 The Other's mission across the globe.

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About B4 The Other Creations

Mahalo (thank you) for taking the time and effort to arrive here with us!

B4 The Other Creations
Connection, creativity, and PLAY are more important now than ever before. Showing up and allowing ourselves to be fully seen is an invaluable tool for catalyzing foundational change in yourself, your community, and systemically.

Co-founded by Christopher Beaulieu and Malia’Kekia Nicolini, B4 The Other Creations specializes in teaching Play and Vulnerability. Mindfully derived from their experience performing and educating through physical theater and mindfulness. B4 The Other travels throughout the United States and internationally offering professional development, theatrical productions, and educational residencies. B4 The Other is rooted in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We honor the ancestral land of the Mohican and Wabanaki Confederacy land that we reside on.

Founded on principles of equity, the company was devised after decades of witnessing transformative breakthroughs from participants of all ages. B4 The Other’s visionary process empowers creativity, innovation, and leadership through vulnerability in adolescents and adults alike. 

B4 The Other holds space for exploration into individual and collective identity. This intimate work is led through movement, not lecture, and grounded in B4's pedagogy of play.

B4 The Other's Mission
B4 The Other Creations strives to build stronger communities by holding space for a universal experience through the Pedagogy of Play. Changing the language to change the story by deep diving into the core values of effort, choice, buoyancy, generosity, and vulnerability. Paving a path of Vibrational Activism in our everyday world.

Creating Play in the time of Covid19
Covid19 has halted our business as we once knew it. When the shutdown started happening in March we had over fifteen contract cancellations within the first couple weeks. After the first month of the pandemic we had lost all future contracts for 2020.

Primarily our art practice allowed us to travel throughout the USA and internationally teaching play, embodied leadership through vulnerability, devised theatre, and choreographing educational performances. Now, even the educational institutes that have the resources to reopen have shelved the entirety of their theater seasons. Fortunately, as devised theater educators we believe our process is our product. This is empowering us to begin offering online classes where B4's process can inspire creativity and play-mindset by being fully present in our daily lives.

We see B4 The Other's core mission of building stronger communities by holding space for a universal experience through play, vulnerability, and generosity are more important now than ever before.

That first week of layoffs, shutdowns, and contract cancellations back in March was devastating for us. From complete loss of income to losing loved ones. To our surprise what inspired us was witnessing our neighbors, who were less affected, leave groceries at our door with notes of faith. Our landlord offered lower rent. Toilet paper and baked treats (carefully wrapped) being shared between floors. All of a sudden the strangers we were living next to were truly embodying our company's mission and being for us! Reinforcing the goodness of others feels extremely important these days. Our community did that for us by offering the security that we were all going to survive this, together. Although we might not be in a theater performing, the necessity to stay creative, build community, and play is our priority.

We see this platform as a way to provide sustainability and keep our mission alive!

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There is no path that is already carved out for us, we are paving our own. 
One foot #B4TheOther.
Mahalo, thank you, for your time and consideration.
- Co Founders
Malia'Kekia Nicolini & Christopher J. Beaulieu
[email protected]
www.b4theother.com



Goals
20 of 100 patrons
B4 would love to reach 100 patrons as apart of our active community!
When this happens we will host a free online training (PlayDate) for all of our community! By attending this PlayDate, one lucky Patron could win free tuition for an in person or virtual POP (Pedagogy of Play) Retreat!
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