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The Word


Workshops include: Intro to Poetry, Spoken Word & Slam; Feeling Metaphor; Ancestors' Words; Interrupting Violence & Silence; Hip-Hop Haibun; and many more.


New England Young Writers Conference, Connecticut College

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Our Selves


Employ character, plot, idea, dialogue, spectacle and sound in new plays that involve and challenge yourself and your audience.


Capital Repertory Theatre,

Hartford Stage, ECA

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Learn Augusto Boal’s games and methods to dramatize ongoing oppressions in our lives, turn the audience into spect-actors, and rehearse our own liberation.


New Haven/León Sister City Project, ECA, Solar Youth





Turn personal stories into lyrically complex hip-hop monologues, scenes or full-length plays. Study the masters of hip-hop and theatre, then create your own style.

Old Globe, Center for Creative Youth, Artspace SAP, ECA


Theatre for

Social Action


Collectively devise a play to engage and move an issue. Projects include: Education, Immigration, Liberation (Amistad Rebellion), Refugees, Health Care.


New Haven/León Sister City Project, ECA, Brett School


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Hospitalized young people use poetry, spoken word and rap to voice and challenge their relationship to their illness, their caregivers, and themselves.


Yale New Haven Hospital,

Children's Psychiatric Inpatient


What Is Race

& How Did I Catch It?


How are you trapped or liberated in moments of racial awareness? Rewrite your intersecting identities to challenge racism’s story of who you are.


State Education Resource Center, Planned Parenthood

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Create songs, raps and chants to nurture, challenge, instruct or energize individuals and movements. Workshops include: Anti-Burnout, Manifestos, Hooks.


Asian Arts Initiative, Music of Asian America Conference

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Lit Remix


Use your self as text to dive into literature in your classes – from Claudia Rankine’s Citizen to Shakespeare’s Macbeth – then remix it to create your own.


New Haven Public Schools,

The Art Farm, Institute Library


Workshops & Master Classes

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