In 2013, the Brazilian actress, influencer, blogger and activist, Tathiana Piancastelli was taking acting classes with Debora Balardini, Group .BR's executive director. During that time, Tathiana wrote a play called Apple of My Eye that was directed by Debora and produced by Nettles Artists Collective. As far as we can verify, it was the first play written and starred by an artist with Down syndrome. This groundbreaking play was presented in New York, Miami and at UNICEF. 
We're thrilled to let you know that Group .BR will be bringing this production to life. We're now in pre-production for this show, and will let you know when we have more details. We are very happy to open space for this underrepresented and important voice. If you know of someone who would like to support this show send us an email at
In the meantime check Tathiana's Instagram and know more about the play Apple of My Eye on our website.
We invite you to celebrate with us the World Down Syndrome Day 

21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. Down Syndrome International (DSi) encourages our friends all over the world to choose their own activities and events on WDSD to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.       

Know more HERE 

Did you know? 

Down syndrome people have three 21 chromosomes instead of two, that is why 3/21 was chosen to be World Down Syndrome Day.


After heating up the crowd at Saravá! Lush Carnival, DJ Tahira continues to add some heat to NY with his well selected Brazilian tunes. This Friday, March 22nd he will be playing at Casa Mezcal from 11:30 PM till late. Feeling like some good Brazilian beats?  Don't miss it! 

EmpowHer NY creates a safe environment and opens a dialogue to discuss topics such as self-esteem, self-acceptance, overcoming adversities, health and feminism. Join them for an evening of intimate conversation where a panel of women from all walks of life who will share their journey and overcoming challenges. The evening will include a panel discussion with some rockstar ladies, cocktails by Pomp and Whimsy + light bites, and networking.

Tickets HERE

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