Insight Arts engaged in a year long stabilization and planning process. To facilitate this process Insight Arts discontinued all arts education programs with youth. The year was focused on reviving.
IA Resident ensembles Pintig Cultural Group and CIRCA collaborated with the Filipino-American Historical Society and Light Opera Works in the production of The Bells of Balangiga. The musical theater production written by Rodolfo Vera explores the massacre of more then 50,000 Filipino civilians by the US military in 1901. The production was a timely look at the effects of colonization and militarization.
Visibility Counts created a fascinating performance installation entitled American Appears exploring the complexities of gender oppression in the contemporary world. The project was inspired by the ongoing controversy surrounding Dov Cheney the controversial CEO of the American Apparel who has been the subject of several sexual harassment suits. This behavior seems out of line with his companies celebration as a progressive alternative to sweatshop labor. The installation asks audiences to look deeper at the questions involved by asking should progressive people really celebrate "adequate" working conditions or should we return to the idea that even these conditions are based on the exploitation of wage labor.
Insight Arts successfully retires all debt and establishes limited cash reserves. Plans are made to rehire Craig Harshaw as a paid Executive Director in January of 2007.