Why this?

To showcase exemplary Latino artists in the fields of film, dance, and music. To connect Latino artists. To continue dialogue on the advancement of the contemporary Latina voice. 


LA MORENA is a multi-media video project that tells the story of a young Hispanic woman who discovers the power of women in her family to regain the identity she loses in her new relationship. The story begins with a young couple courting each other, which then quickly progresses to the protagonist’s battle against her boyfriend’s peer pressure. This vicious spiral finds her in a relationship of drug abuse and domestic violence distancing her from her community. Employing the theatrical device of Magical Realism her female ancestors will appear in Large Scale Día De Los Muertos Puppetry and Large Scale Marionette Puppetry. These ancestors reawaken her feminist roots and empower the rediscovery of her own strength. This video will be shot in two styles: Modern Realism paralleled by a pas de deux of the same story on a stage. A Latina musician will be commissioned to create the music for LA MORENA.

Why you?
We are building an army of people that believe in meeting audiences where they are. Stories aren’t shared on a stage for some audiences, so we are making a video to adapt. I am asking you to join us by investing in stories of underrepresented voices to do our part in changing the landscape of American Theater. I have paired with New York Live Arts *, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit arts organization, as an Associate Artist and am fiscally sponsored allowing
LA MORENA to accept tax-deductible donations to make this happen. Join us in making a tax- deductible donation and community that thrives in uplifting the human spirit.

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Or if you’d like to make a check payable to: 
  New York Live Arts, Inc.,                                                                 earmarked for “the New York Live Arts member project of Nikko Kimzin”     addressed to:

 Nikko Kimzin
79 W. 127th St. Apt. 2A New York, NY 10027                                                  



Why this? 

To create a spirit of generosity. To empower personal gifts. 



We believe in being generous with your talents, being generous with your gifts. Something that is easy for you is impossible for someone else. So how do we give generously with our specific talents? First identify them and then dish them out. What are your gifts? And how do your specific talents create a spirit of generosity? 

SMILE PROJECT is an online gallery that showcases a variety of street interviews focused on two questions 1.) what gifts do you have that uplift the human spirit? and 2.) what do you do that makes people smile? These interviews revealed the individual gifts that come freely to the participants and how they utilize them to form relationships. Throughout the interviews one gift in particular kept coming up, their smiles.  The gift of smiling was their entrance into building relationships. Now, imagine with us a community that is built on the gifts of the people within it. And it all begins with a smile. 

Smiles are both free and free-ing, so let’s dish them out free-ly. So here is your dish of free smiles. 


SMILE PROJECT Artist: Eric Tronolone is a New York based photographer and actor. He went to Pace University for Acting and discovered his love of photography shortly after graduating by photographing his actor friends. His concentration is mainly portrait photography for other artists and performers. Eric's interests in fashion and lifestyle photography are major inspirations for his photographic style. You can see more of his work at




Nikko Kimzin is a fiscally sponsored member of New York Live Arts, Inc., a non-profit tax-exempt organization. Contributions in support of Nikko Kimzin’s work are greatly appreciated and may be made payable to New York Live Arts, Inc., earmarked for “the New York Live Arts member project of Nikko Kimzin” A description of the work and current project activities for which such contributions will be used are available from Nikko Kimzin or New York Live Arts, upon request. All contributions are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law. (Note: A copy of New York Live Arts’ latest annual financial report filed with the New York State Department of State may be obtained by writing to the N.Y.S. Dept. of State, Charities Registration, 162 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY, 12231, or to New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street, New York, NY, 1001