Youth Freedom Project

Young artists from the community have been creating dance and theater pieces that explore the meaning of freedom in a country that incarcerates people at the highest rate in the world. Everett artists are mentoring the youth in their creative process. They’ve been teaching them to build work through research and a variety of theatrical techniques. Performances will be workshopped through multiple Open Stage and Youth Freedom Café events.

 

Youth Freedom Café:

My Little Girl

Nov 13th, 2015

Directed by: Ana Paula Montiero, Jemmarie Dupuis, and Cheyenne Isom

Youth Freedom Café:

Truth Behind the Walls

January 29, 2016

Keep Shining

Co-Director: Dorothy Jungels

Mentor: Justine Bevilacqua

Youth: Aramis Rubio, Zion Mclaren, Jasmine Alcantara, Kanye Roy, Marlena Rodrigues, Briana Roberts, Ari Brisbon

Guest Presenters: James Monteiro & David Ellison

 

J. Montiero

David Ellison

Q&A

Youth Freedom Café: The Secret 

February 19, 2016

Co-Director: Dorothy Jungels

Mentor: Hannah Resseger

Youth: Ronya Traynham, Yonara Alvarado, Joseph Henderson,

Briana Roberts, Ty Amos, Tiffany Heywood, Jalia Godette 

Guest Presenters: Andrea C. Imafidon & Tarah Dorsey 

Youth Freedom Café: Chains

February 19, 2016

Co-Director: Dorothy Jungels

Mentor: Laisha Crum

Youth: Alex Figueroa, Tiana Whittington, Kayla Oster, Zion McLaren, Grace Bevilacqua, Joseph Henderson

Special thanks to Mitzi Whittington

Guest Presenters: Andrea C. Imafidon & Tarah Dorsey 

Youth Freedom Café:

Inside the Mind of a Warrior

May 20, 2016

Director: Mckenzie Langella

Co-Director: Dorothy Jungels

Cast: Mckenzie Langella & Kevin “Cortez” Camacho

Youth Freedom Café:

Above the Unseen

May 20, 2016

Director: Joseph Henderson

Co-Director: Dorothy Jungels

Cast: Joseph Henderson, Vincent Baskerville, Destiny Henderson, Mckenzie Langella, Zion McLaren, Theo Maier, Orie Morris, Frankie Paola, Briana Roberts, Kanye Roy, Aramis Rubio, Olivia Smith

This project is part of the Pell Humanities Initiative in Rhode Island to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Everett’s Youth Freedom Project is supported by a generous grant from Dance USA – Engaging Dance Audiences.