Featuring performances by SCT TAG & Drama School Students, Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre presents Voices of Change: Still We Rise. Join us for a performance-based exploration of the beauty, unrest, and “two-ness” of the Black experience in America, expressed through the work of Black authors, poets, activists, artists, and leaders. The goal of this event is for communities to feel inspired and seen,
wanting to learn more and do better.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
3:30 PM PST / 6:30 PM EST
Meet the performers and learn more about their pieces below!
For Voices of Change: Still We Rise, students from SCT’s Teen Advisory Group and Drama School collaborated with members of SCT’s artistic staff in creating performances inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes.
For "I, Too", TAG members Asha Navaratnasingam, Giovee Roque, and Hope Allen took the melody from Cynthia Erivo's "Stand Up" to arrange a new sound inspired by the poem. By exploring within their artistic expression, they blended piano, guitar, and vocals for the final their final song which they use as accompaniment when reciting the poem.
The "I Dream A World" team consisted of 3 TAG members and 1 SCT Drama School student, Kennedy Dawson, who is now also performing in SCT productions. This group used different art forms such as music, dance, and theater to create a multidisciplinary piece focusing on finding tenderness and hope within a call to action. Izzy Rampersad choreographed using inspiration from the poem, recited by Chloe Payton-Zindle and Kennedy Dawson, and the music of "Lift Ev'ry Voice" played on saxophone by Jeremiah McDonald.
Check out SCT’s amazing students along with other artists from Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program on March 10 at 3:30 pm PST.