Young artists from the community will create 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 will mentor the youth in their creative process. They will teach them to build work through research and a variety of theatrical techniques. Performances will be work-shopped through multiple Open Stage and Youth Freedom Café events.
At the end of the year all of the performances will be joined together in a final Youth Freedom Project production.
Look for Youth Freedom Cafés after Friday Night Live on January 29 and February 19, and the final Youth Freedom Project performance on May 27!
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.