For Young People
July 8 - August 23, 2013
Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
This summer, the City Spotlights Leadership Program featured 29 Teen Leaders (click here to see individual photos and click on their photos to find out more) of which 26 live in the City of Boston. Our leaders represent 20 different schools – most have no formal arts training and little to no arts in their schools. These teen leaders have spent 5 weeks developing leadership and job development skills while also getting intensive dance, theatre and music classes and creating original performance pieces in all three performing arts areas – the program culminated in a final performance of their original works entitled Spotlight the Change: Real Talk. It is our belief that every youth deserves a creative life – and it is our belief that these teens are the future visionaries, innovators, and bright lights that will be the leaders in our business community and City of Boston.
During the program, teen leaders took their work on tour throughout the city of Boston performing in community centers, parks, and sidewalks. In addition, the teen leaders lead workshops on bullying in over 10 community centers throughout the city. Our teen leaders are committed to social change and community development. Many have extraordinary challenges to overcome daily, but more importantly, they do not see themselves as victims – they see themselves as agents of change in their communities and in their worlds.
Applicants may schedule an audition by contacting Rachel Rhoades at email@example.com or 617-532-1221. Auditions will take place Monday, April 8, and Monday, May 13. Arrive anytime between 3pm-7:30pm at the Wang Theatre Stage Door, 30 Stuart Street between Tremont and Washington.
Previous performing arts experience is not necessary.
Applicants are asked to perform one of the following three choices:
- Memorize and present a 2-minute monologue from a scripted play, published poem, or original work
- Perform one minute of a song
- Perform one minute of a dance, preferably something self-choreographed.
The audition includes a brief interview on your goals, strengths, and interests.
*You must be born before 7/6/1998 and after 8/16/1993 to participate in this program
AT A GLANCE:
WHAT: City Spotlights Leadership Program
WHEN: July 8 - August 23, 2013, Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
WHERE: Citi Performing Arts Center, 270 Tremont Street, Boston
WHO: Youth ages 15-19
Previous performing arts experience not required
Please note that this program is subject to change.
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