MusEffect, a nonprofit that uses elements of film and spoken word to empower social consciousness and healing during its performances, announced its first tour stop in Arizona, Dec. 9-10 at Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. 3rd St.

The nonprofit’s popular PSAs have shed light on some of the most difficult social issues. One campaign—aimed at cyberbullying—generated more than 1.2 million views on YouTube.

MuseEffect’s stage show, “The Divine Direction,” focuses on issues such as marriage equality, domestic abuse, cyberbullying, addiction, mental illness (depression), female empowerment, deception, forgiveness and patience. Creative Director Jessica Starr and Technical Director Nik Gravelle are both Valley natives and professionally trained in Phoenix. Using Starr and Gravelle’s unique multi-media delivery, controversial topics are tackled through these performances.

Shows are 7-9 p.m. Dec. 9-10 and general admission tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, visit


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