Building Theater for Social Change Through Spoken Word, Music, Lyric, and Performance Collaborations
Pamela Belitch is a performance arts educator, spoken word slam poet, and song lyricist whose works center around social justice activism and self-empowerment. In May of 2019, she founded the nonprofit Theatre for Social Change production company, Write To Be Scene, encouraging youths to practice authentic self-expression through creative writing, improvisation, and public performance opportunities.
Theatre for Social Change uses live performance to explore positive ways to address negative societal circumstances. Write To Be Scene workshops and performances may (or may not) explore sensitive topics, not to exclude racism, gender stigmatization, drug addiction, mental illness, or sexual trauma. Courses include small group improvisation workshops centered around team building and problem solving through theatre and creative writing techniques.
To affect positive social change within the lives of communities and individuals—through performance art—by strengthening human capabilities of openness, creativity, collaboration, communication, working through conflict, and entertaining diverse perspectives.
To perpetually affect positive social change in communities and individuals throughout the world by inspiring each new generation to work together to explore ways to unite, using their own original acts, emotions, thoughts, and voices as the tools.