Upcoming PerformancesYouth Performance Company is currently creating/producing three projects. Each of these will be created virtually. Each project continues our commitment to producing art that creates and inspires social change.
Power to the People
Youth Performance Company’s young artists will collaborate and co-create a bold, new, original performance piece exploring how their personal journeys intersect with local and global uprisings addressing social justice topics that impact their lives.
Youth will be guided by professional theatre artists through planning, playwriting, reflection and online performance lifting up their voices in the larger conversation about where America is today, what actions will take us forward into a future that gives power to “We the People” and embraces a path towards collective liberation.
Laura Mann Hill, a YPC alumni, will be directing and facilitating this original work. The show will be 30-45 minutes, working with young artists from around the state. We are planning to premier this exciting new play in November 2020.
Four by Four/Be Bold
YPC is honored to provide a platform to present four short plays written by Idris Goodwin. These plays are meant to spark conversation and serve as a catalyst for action. Each of these short works, written to be read across the multi-generational spectrum, offer different insights about disconnects in racial conversation and the Black experience in America. Goodwin hopes that these stories provide a model for open-source theater and storytelling, in which the connection between actors and community is direct.
Four young Black women have been selected to direct these four short plays. Each play will be shared with online audiences. We know that these plays will spark thought and conversation for our community as we continue to work towards racial equity.
Creative Team for Change
Youth Performance Company is gathering 15-20 young artists to work together and create a digital platform that will bring forward social justice topics that are important to them. From creating PSA’s around getting out the vote or wearing masks, to providing facts and stats about the environment, or criminal justice or racial disparities, to ways that young people can take action and actually do things today that can create change.