87 Empire Street
AS220 Youth presents their first ever AfroFuturist hip hop theater production called FUTUREWORLDS: UPRISING!
FUTUREWORLDS: UPRISING is a high energy theatrical performance that merges video, music, and fashion to tell the story of Sattah X and Jay: two teens who live in the heart of a dystopian city of Providence, set a 100 years in the future. In this world, expression and creativity are banned, while conformity and consumerism are enforced. A conglomerate of the world’s wealthiest pharmaceutical, prison, and manufacturing corporations is run by one man, Wallace Fitzgerald. While his intentions are to create a society of suppressed consumers that the fuel the capitalists agenda, Sattah X and Jay unknowingly hold the power to create systemic revolution.
The story of FUTUREWORLDS: UPRISING as a hip hop theater piece is 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 performance piece that we hope will impact this community in deep and long lasting way.
FUTUREWORLDS: UPRISING is a fundraiser for AS220 Youth, so please reserve your tickets while available and help us spread the word!
Sept 8th // FUTUREWORLDS: Call to Action Panel Discussion // a conversation on social justice, youth incarceration, and art as catalyst for social change // AS220 Main Stage, 5:30-7:30pm // Free Admission & will also be LIVE STREAMED at Futureworlds.as220.org Please RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/
Sept 9 & 10 // FUTUREWORLDS: UPRISING theater shows at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, PVD // 7-9pm // tickets $20 adults, $10 youth // tickets available here:
Sept 10th // AfroFuturist Ball afterparty // 9pm // Pell Chafee Performance Center // attendance included with your theater ticket: http://
AS220 Youth is dedicated to dismantling the pipeline to prison by empowering beyond-risk and incarcerated youth through arts, culture and professional opportunities. Our mission is to raise a justice league of young leaders who use their experience, influence and creativity to build an alternative future for themselves and their communities.