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The Year We Thought About Love - Behind the Scenes of Queer Youth Theater
What happens when LGBTQ youth decide to create a play about queer love to tour to area high schools? The Hollywood Reporter writes that the play "shocks, entertains, and awes!" Our award-winning film reveals how the "powers of art elicit…
OT: Our Town - A Theater Production at a Compton High School
Against all odds, the first theatrical production in over 20 years at Dominguez High School is going to be Thornton Wilder's American classic "Our Town". The kids at this Compton school are about to experience more than a culture clash,…
Stages - Intergenerational Theater on the Lower East Side
Stages is a moving and surprisingly funny verite exploration of the unexpected power of the simple act of storytelling. In New York City's oldest community center, a group of older Puerto Rican women and inner-city youth come together to create…
Gesture Performance - Dealing with Disability, Working With the Hearing Impaired
Deaf youth talk about some of the painful experiences they had as Russian children in an environment where they were ostracized and not understood. They are speaking from their current perspective as student actors and actresses in the very special…
The Road to Fame
PBS
A unique coming-of-age story with Chinese characteristics, The Road to Fame chronicles the staging of the American musical Fame -- China's first official collaboration with Broadway -- by the senior class of the Central Academy of Drama. Raised in one-child…
School Girl To Actor
Part of the Series: Give Me A Break
17-year-old school girl Renae Simpson lives in Mt Magnet, a mining town hundreds of kilometers away from Perth. She wants to be a famous actress, and, as she puts it, "be on the cover of Woman's Day". Over 2 weeks…
TRUST - Second Acts in Young Lives
Trust begins in a small theater as a group of teenage actors receive a standing ovation, then takes us back to the beginning, when Marlin, an 18-year-old Hondurena tells a traumatic story about her life to the company. Amazing things…
The Power of Drama
When drama teacher Christina Kokubo realised how silent The Braille Institute in California was she decided to prove that her new students may have lost their sight, but not their voices. They were so traumatized when they heard their voices…