Young Theaterworks’ THROUGH THE AGES Residency
Unites High School Students and Pasadena Elders!
We’re excited to announce the culmination of our first THROUGH THE AGES residency in Pasadena conducted at Blair International Baccalaureate High School. We’ve conducted THROUGH THE AGES residencies in East L.A. for the past 10 years, and are thrilled to bring this unique inter-generational program to Pasadena public schools. This transformative literacy-based theater residency provides underserved youth the opportunity to explore their community’s living history and write plays based on their interviews with local elders. Staged readings of these student-written plays will be performed on Thursday, October 29, by professional actors alongside volunteering students at two culminating events in Pasadena.
Pasadena-based interviewees include Congregational minister, social activist and past Director of the Southern California Ecumenical Council Al Cohen; community leader, and award-winning special events producer Wendy Fuijhara Anderson; and author, community activist and founder of the Latino Heritage Parade Roberta Martinez.
JOIN US! BOTH EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Thursday, October 29 at 11:15 a.m.
Blair High School Cafetorium – Blair East Campus
1135 S. Euclid Ave.; Pasadena, CA 91106
Thursday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave; Pasadena, CA 91103
“What’s unique about this program is that it successfully connects youth to the elders in the community through fun processes.” — past Young Theaterworks student participant