We are now in full swing with our community based theatre arts project and we're working toward our culminating event -
A Performance Piece inspired by stories from the Fairhill Community and a Community Art Exhibit.
To be held August 2021 at Taller Puertorriqueño's outdoor space - in the heart of the Fairhill area of Philadelphia.
Alec Hersh, our playwright, has been receiving feedback from community members and will continue to do so during our rehearsal process for the play, A Thousand Fibers, based on true stories from the Fairhill Community.
Our first round of auditions were held on April 24th, 2021 and our second round will be on May 7th and 8th. We're grateful to be back in the community gardens at Historic Fair Hill on Germantown Avenue and Cambria - gardening and using the space for various outdoor meetings.
We're excited about our collaborations with local artists Neury (Tito) Caba, and Pedro Ospina, who will be working with us in set and prop design and construction.Tito and Camille O'Connor are also facilitating our community art exhibit/installation which is an integral part of the project, and Jamel Baker and Victoria Crenshaw are our awesome stage management team.
An art contest for Fairhill youth with the theme of "Resilience in Fairhill" was recently held in collaboration with The Providence Center and Taller Puertorriqueño. Photos of winning art pieces and poem can be seen