How do you handle a fully-real, expressive, youth activist theater class in the middle of a global pandemic?
Well just almost like any other online class/meeting you've heard of during this time -- we gotta be thankful for Zoom. Oh, you bet it wasn't the easiest of times, but to exist in a time where technology has allowed us to stay connected while we need to remain socially distant... we're grateful. Despite the troubles of not being in one studio & rehearsing for what would've been Rebel Verses 2020 (*big sad*), we made the best of what the digital generation brings to us. Our Developing Artists summer classes were made up of a lot of Zoom conference calls & lectures, GroupMe chats, various DOPE AF projects, celebrating ARTivists wins (hint, hint: Bryson), and sad but heart-warming goodbyes to some of our graduates moving on to pursue their art-oriented careers in higher education.
A list of projects that we worked on over the summer includes:
(Nov. 4, 2020)
We celebrated our 20th Birthday @ the Brooklyn Bowl!
REBEL VERSES is a two-week festival of performances by some of the best youth companies in NYC and beyond. With a mission to nurture the unapologetic, unrestrained creativity of the next generation, REBEL VERSES provides an opportunity for young artists ages 13-19 to perform their own original work and to collaborate and network with their peers and prominent guest artists. Founded 16 years ago by Developing Artists, and co-produced by Vineyard Theatre since 2017, REBEL VERSES celebrates the work these young artists create in an environment that champions the legitimacy of all stories and backgrounds.
Between March & April of 2019, Developing Artists featured in two productions presented by Poetic Theater Productions (and Judson Arts).
The first being the 2019 Annual Generation NOW! at the Wild Project back in March 17, 2019. The second being Together In Resilience: A Celebration at the Judson Memorial Church back in April 17, 2019.
What do you get when you mix four star-crossed lovers and recreational drugs;
an inept college staff and a sexual-safety musical; two feuding professors and
one fourth wall-breaking, love-life orchestrating, badass narrating, queer T.A.?
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Children in Cages: an evening to celebrate the next generation of ARTIVISTS,
written and developed by the LAByrinth Intensive Ensemble; Developing Artists
with LAByrinth Theater Company members Liza Colón-Zayas, Jill DeArmon, and Daphne Rubin-Vega.
Here you will find the most recent news (as well as some archived information) on what our ARTivists are have been up to -- classes, events, REBEL VERSES, and more!