In Development

Created by Broken Chord, Steph Ferreira, Jackson Gay, Steven Padla, Riw Rakkulchon, Ashley M. Thomas

In a culture that can reduce the most profound feelings to blithe hashtags, Endless Loop of Gratitude is an interactive installation that encourages participants to go deeper. What is gratitude? How do you experience it? Is it innate or conditioned? Is it possible to be grateful to someone who has harmed you? How can it be weaponized? When does gratitude become indebtedness? Endless Loop of Gratitude invites participants up to the microphone to reflect on the people, places, and events that have impacted their own lives: what are you really grateful for?

Created by Broken Chord.

First Public Presentation: New Ohio Theatre Ice Factory 2021, June 30-August 15!

The first public presentation of Endless Loop of Gratitude will be an intimate solo installation that opens one hour prior to the start of each Ice Factory performance: June 30-August 15, 6PM.

Endless Loop of Gratitude at Ice Factory 2021 is made possible by the New York City Artist Corps.

Gratitude Submissions

Write a note or upload a video or audio file that may be included in our ever-growing, endless loop of gratitude.

More than 238 million Americans owe a combined $14 trillion. Average indebtedness is $38,000 excluding home mortgages and $137,000 with a mortgage.

Two in ten Americans spend anywhere from 50 to 100% of their monthly income on debt repayment alone.

Americans are being crushed under the weight of their debt.

How did we get here and what can be done?

The Great American Obstacle (Course) is an interactive theatrical installation that challenges participants to be the first to cross the finish line debt-free as the house deals hands that help or handicap their progress.

A competitive game of chance, choice, circumstance, and privilege––as well as a profound lesson in empathy––The Great American Obstacle (Course) challenges us to walk a mile in another person’s shoes.

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