Community Works West Youth Theatre Presents:

FIRST ANNUAL YOUTH THEATRE FESTIVAL

Wednesday, April 17th, 6:30PM | OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION AND PERFORMANCES

Community Works West will kick off our First Annual Youth Theatre Festival with a reception, a screening of Separate Sentence, and performances by Each One Reach One.

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FILM SCREENING: Separate Sentence

Separate Sentence, is a short dance/film that explores the generational impact of incarceration and the toll on families and communities.  Cast members are comprised of Bay Area performers, some of who have been incarcerated or are family members of people who are incarcerated. The film is currently being screened at film festivals, universities and conferences. Separate Sentence has won Audience and Best Film awards nationally and internationally.

ARTISTIC TEAM
Producer, Director and Choreographer: Amie Dowling
Co-Director and Editor: Austin Forbord
Assistant Director and Co-Choreographer: Natalie Greene
Artistic Direction: Reggie Daniels
Director of Photography: Heath Orchard, Composer: Albert Mathias.

EACH ONE REACH ONE

EORO was founded as an arts advocacy organization whose roots were planted in the exploration of theater-based strategies that could effectively break the cycle of violence and divert youth, particularly young men of color, from the adult prison system.  EORO believes that youth behind bars are children, first and foremost; that one-on-one mentoring through the creative act of playwriting, academic tutoring and life skills workshops provides the best way to positively influence and change the image that both incarcerated youth and society hold of them.

That evening we will be presenting 1-2 of the one-act plays that have been written by former students and learning more about their organization and how to get involved. 

This programming is made possible by funding from the California Arts Council.