Write To Be Scene is hosting a launch party this February 11th, 2020, consisting of a series of interactive workshops and performance art combining mental health, divergent education, and theatre for social change. We've got a great line up for you and I'm excited to learn and play with everyone. Please click the link below for additional details on this donations-based event. All proceeds will benefit future nonprofit youth theatre programming within Central Florida.
Exodus United, a non-profit, at-risk youth writing and mentorship program owned and operated by Central Florida performance artist, Simba Castano, has co-launched a theatre production component with curriculum design and facilitation aide from Write To Be Scene, alongside project partner and Orlando-based writer and theatre practitioner, Rachael Tillman.
Exodus Unscripted: Theatre Production Program, hosted its workshop series in October.2019. It culminated in the production of a new play, Unsilenced Perspectives, written entirely by Exodus youths, the first performance program of its kind for Exodus United. Please click the "Find Out More"button below for further information.
You may also find further information about Exodus United, Inc. by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/ExodusUnitedInc/
and here: https://soundcloud.com/exodusunited
November 2019 brought a welcome opportunity for Write To Be Scene to host a drop-in improv theatre workshop as a life skills class for youths in Winter Park aging out of the foster care system. We talked about our life goals vs obstacles in our way and created still images and scenes with our body movements to explore what overcoming those obstacles might look like.
In collaboration with Elar Institute, Write To Be Scene co-curated an interactive arts exhibit, Culture Cafe, for the 2019 Fusion Fest at Orlando's City Hall. Participants got to enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or tea from different regions of the world while sipping in the diverse perspectives of our 20+ storytellers who shared about their cultural identities with faith, biraciality, mental health, gender norms, and more. Pictures will be posted below soon!
In partnership with The Write of Central Florida, Write To Be Scene facilitated a 90 min youth storytelling workshop during Orlando's first ever teen poetry slam festival-Y.E.L.U.S.W.A.P.-in Aug 2019. The acronym stands for Youth Expressing Life Using Spoken Word And Poetry, and is the brain child of local slam poet Blu Bailey.
This workshop was designed to encourage self-expression and to explore ways to use competitive spoken word poetry performance skills in building fuller characters and stories. Photos below!