The Bridge Initiative - Building Bridges

The Bridge Initiative has announced Building Bridges at ASU Kerr, a new collaboration of twice-monthly offerings from October 2021 through May 2022. This two-pronged series centers community conversation using theatre as the lens to interrogate our world and relationships to each other. 

With the division and fracturing caused by the COVID pandemic and current political climate, The Bridge Initiative aims to be the bridge in our community, creating a safe space for audiences and artists to engage in dialogue and healing. ASU Kerr has strict COVID protocols including mandatory masking and its intimate venue dictates smaller attendance and additional reassurance of a safe space. Artistic expression and exploration as well as theatre's role in empathy building have perhaps never been more vital as we return to communal spaces. "Building Bridges" is emblematic of the nontraditional programming The Bridge Initiative is exploring as it spends 2021-2022 redefining what theater is and can be. Learn more at

Co-hosts Will Rogers and Brenda Foley sit at piano with microphones and sing with smiles


A live musical theater talk show, presented in collaboration with ASU Kerr
bar and house open at 6:30 p.m.
TICKETS: pay-what-you-will
Thursday, May 19

Hosted by BRIDGE CORE artists

This Month: “WHEN’S IT MY TURN?”

As this pilot year of Broadway Curious comes to a close, this season’s final conversation will see our hosts BRENDA FOLEY and WILL ROGERS, music director ALICIA FERRIN (Phoenix Thatre's HELLO GIRLS),  and a cadre of special guests  share revelations on what musical theater means to them and how it has shaped their lives. Don't miss this lively conversation for anyone who loves Broadway or  those who are just a little BROADWAY CURIOUS.



Water for Breakfast, presented by B3 Theater
Friday, May 27
Saturday, May 28
Sunday, May 29
All shows at 7 p.m.

Why is it so difficult to be honest with ourselves? Water for Breakfast follows the stories of five teachers who work at the same school. One night, each of them is met with unique and perhaps supernatural challenges, and they must convince the most cynical self-doubters to confront reality -- themselves. A dark comedy about facing inner and outer demons, Water for Breakfast is an adaptation of several classic Croatian folktales with a devilish, contemporary spin.


Composite image of Sorvad Ensemble musicians with blue and yellow graphics and embellishments
Persian Classical Music Performance: Sorvad Ensemble
Sunday, June 5 at 6 p.m.

Sorvad Ensemble and the master percussionist Pejman Hadadi will accompany the well known female vocalist, Mojgan Shajarian. Mojgan Shajarian comes from the most prominent Iranian traditional music family. She will give voice to Persian poems by Rumi and Hafiz. The masterful colorization of the rhythmic compositions by Pejman Hadadi will allow the audience to enter a dynamic world of Persian rhythmic patterns. Original compositions by Behfar Bahadoran and Sirvan Manhoobi are inspired by the Persian traditional repertoire (Radif) and Regional folk music of Iran. Sorvad's virtuoso instrumentalists will bring forth the exciting aspects of Iranian music.


Joshua Becker stands with calm expression in front of colorful mural wall with paint splatters

Things That Matter Tour with Joshua Becker
Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m.

American author Joshua Becker presents Things That Matter, a tool to help set aside distractions and lesser pursuits in favor of lasting joy. The release of this book expands upon his Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling books on minimalism and intentional living. A question-and-answer time and book signing will follow the presentation.

Special guest Joe Darago, who co-founded the Hope Effect with Becker, will be discussing the latest in orphan care.


ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253