EMERGeNT ACTIVIST PROJECT
How do we show up for our communities? How does art inspire change and revolution?
This year's Emergent Activist Project participants used the power of performing arts to explore topics of social justice, create space for dialogue & worked towards greater equity and social justice in the spaces we inhabit everyday – our homes, our schools, our communities, and our city.
The teenage participants created a 10 minute short film titled ‘Tent City', which was screened to an exclusive audience of friends, family and invited guests at Portland Playhouse.
WHAT IS SOCIAL JUSTICE?
How do we talk about social justice? How do we define it? How do we take ACTION? The program allows students to do all of these things through the power of investigation, imagination, and research.
The devised work asks the audience to take their own action as a response to what they see. Led by dedicated teaching artists, the program seeks to create a visceral response to understanding more about a certain topic.
INTERESTED IN GETTING YOUR SCHOOL INVOLVED?
We offer a Fall Festival of Shakespeare for middle school and high school students, and Spring Social Justice Theatre Project for high school students. Contact us today for more information.