Music, fashion and video merge into an AfroFuturist hip hop theater production. Welcome to the Revolution!
AS220 Youth presents the story of FUTUREWORLDS: UPRISING!
FUTUREWORLDS: UPRISING is a hip hop theater piece influenced by the brutal killings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Freddy Grey, Sandra Bland and the many others who died at the hands of injustice. Since these killings, the spirit of revolution and activism has engulfed AS220 Youth. We have stood up to say “ENOUGH! We need to make a change!”
Since January, we’ve taken part in rallies, gone on field trips, watched social justice plays, brought guest artists and created art that explores the meaning of revolution on both a micro and macro scale. Together, our young people and staff have transformed anger and frustration into a theatrical experience merging music, video and fashion, to convey the message of our young people and inspire positive change in our communities.
FUTUREWORLD: UPRISING will run on Friday, September 9th, and Saturday, September 10th at 7 PM at the Pell Chafee Performance Center (87 Empire Street, Providence). Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth. BUY ONLINE NOW! Your ticket gives you free admission to the Afrofuturist Ball dance party on Saturday, September 10th at 9 PM.
Also, please join us on Thursday, September 8th at 5:30 for the FUTUREWORLDS: Call to Action! panel discussion, focusing on art as a catalyst for social justice, Afrofuturism, and youth incarceration.
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