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PlayWrite, Inc. Gives Local Youth a Voice
Posted by Sarah Mitchell | 09 January 2013
We are excited to be welcoming our partners PlayWrite, Inc. back to the Armory for an inspiring performance during this year's Fertile Ground Festival! As part of the festival, PlayWrite, Inc. will present WORD.VOICE., a showcase of original works by local youth, performed by professional actors.
Using the power of performance in art to transform the lives of youth at the edge…
Saturday, February 2 at 3 p.m. – FREE & All Ages – In the Ellyn Bye Studio
Photo credit: Annaliese Moyer, Stage Right Photography
Having survived on Portland’s streets, lived in its treatment centers, or learned at its alternative schools, PlayWrite Inc.’s young writers bring unique perspective to stories that dive to the heart of truth. In a two-week workshop, young writers work with coaches to create original plays set in non-human worlds, with characters ranging from a furry brown coconut to a tumbleweed who raps. The process ends with youth directing professional actors in a performance of their works. Past collaborations include performances by Wade McCollum, Darius Pierce, Victor Mack, and Amaya Villazan. Now, cast with professional actors, these courageous, heartfelt works are ready for an audience! For one performance only, join us in celebration of bold creativity, and enjoy character sketches, plays, and new pieces by incredible young artists.
For more information about PlayWrite, Inc.'s showcase, call 503.259.5800 or visit www.playwriteinc.org.
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