Lydia Boddie-Rice, Chief Executive Officer, 585.530.2060, x. 209, email@example.com
Sara Hughes, Managing/Artistic Director, 585.748.6391, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rochester, NY, May 27, 2015. The Possibility Project-Rochester (TPP-ROC), an affiliate of The Possibility Project-National in New York City, announces its 6th theatrical premiere, “Signs of Our Time”, an original musical drama written and performed by a diverse group of teenagers and young adults from throughout the Rochester area. Performances will be held at UpStage 3 at the Auditorium Center, 885 E. Main Street, beginning Thursday, June 4 and continuing nightly through Saturday, June 6, 2015. All performances start at 7:30 pm. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Sara Hughes, Managing Director at 585.748.6391, email@example.com.
Young Audiences of Rochester (YA) is the host for TPP-ROC, the local affiliate of The Possibility Project, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that empowers teenagers to create safe, peaceful, productive lives and communities, using the performing arts as a vehicle. With three programs operating in NYC and affiliate communities including Rochester, Baton Rouge, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Cape Town and Israel, The Possibility Project envisions a society where teenagers are valued, respected, and play a leading role in creating vibrant communities.
Founded in 2008, The Possibility Project-Rochester (formerly City at Peace-Rochester) provides leadership training, performing arts instruction, and multiple opportunities for community action and collective expression in a safe, supportive setting. Serving approximately 25 diverse youth annually, Managing/Artistic Director Sara Hughes, Artistic/Music Director, Joe Mangano, & Choreographer, Erika Ruegemer, guide and assist participants in producing original musicals that represent the culmination of a six-month intensive process. The productions are based entirely on the lives of the teenagers creating the performances. Each musical is completely original- the stories, music, choreography, and concept have all been developed by 13-21 year old youth from the Rochester area. Past productions are: 2009 – Through Our Eyes; 2010 – Broken Chains; 2011 – Can You Hear Us Now?; 2012- Through The Cracks; 2013- Playing the Odds; and advance screenings of the feature film produced by TPP-National, “Know How,” were held at the Little Theatre in 2014.
To learn more, visit http://www.the-possibility-project.org, https://www.facebook.com/groups/18100572946/photos/
About Young Audiences of Rochester, NY: For over 50 years, Young Audiences of Rochester, NY (YA), the largest, most comprehensive, multi-modal nonprofit arts learning organization in upstate NY, has been the premier resource and provider of award-winning, innovative, quality arts learning experiences for children and youth from cradle to college and careers. As part of a national Network, YA is a respected leader and catalyst for arts integration, inspiring and connecting artists, cultural and educational organizations and providing innovative teaching and learning opportunities. Our primary mission is to use the arts for life-long learning, with a vision of preparing generations of critical thinkers, innovators, and responsible citizens, prepared for life and work in the 21st Century global marketplace.
In 2013-14 YA provided 118,959 arts experiences for students – an increase of 43% from the previous year. Additionally, we delivered 275 performances, 3,356 workshops and residencies to students in 104 schools in urban, suburban and rural communities in 13-counties representing audiences from culturally and socio-economically diverse backgrounds.
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