Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012
TWO Performances: 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
FREE! To reserve a ticket: Brown Paper Tickets
You are invited to an original performance written by youth participating in Freehold’s Aloud residency.
Slam Master of Seattle and Freehold Associate Partner, Daemond Arrindell and actor and teaching artist Carter Rodriquez, have led youth in creating a unique performance using spoken word, poetry, prose, and music. This performance is a culmination of two months of after school workshops. Participating youth were referred to the program through Southwest Youth and Family Services, and are residents of Southwest Seattle.
Come share their stories, experiences, dreams, fears, and laughter. The performance will be followed by a brief talk back inviting the audience to share their experience with the youth and ask questions about their process in creating the performance.
“Poetry says things that our students would not be able to say otherwise because of the immensity or complexity of their experience. But through metaphor and allegory and persona, the youth are able to tackle the incredibly difficult question,
Who are you, really?, a question that is essential to growing up and one that should be asked at many junctures in our lives. It is this self-examination that the youth in our residencies undergo in very poignant, powerful and at times, painful but always honest ways.”
– Daemond Arrindell
Date: Saturday, November 17, two performances, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Location: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Thelma Dewitty Theatre, 4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, 98106
To reserve a ticket in advance, Brown Paper Tickets: http://aloudresidency.brownpapertickets.com/
Freehold’s Engaged Theatre program is funded in part by: Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs – Youth Arts, and Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative which targets youth involved in or at risk of involvement in violence.