The SUMMER EMPOWERMENT INSTITUTE (SEI) is a 4 week arts intensive that uses the mediums of dance, music, and drama as a means to encourage and empower girls in grades 8 through sophomore year of college.
Through the arts, our SEI students will gain valuable skills that will propel them into success academically, professionally, and socially. Aside from intense arts training, each week SEI students will meet and be mentored by some of the brightest and most successful women working across industries. An Assistant District Attorney, a nationally renowned educator, a Broadway performer and director/choreographer and one other leading professional to be announced.
The SEI will culminate with two performances by SEI students of a new musical/revue to be directed, choreographed, and musically directed by women who are well respected in their fields.
The SEI will start on Monday, July 25th and will run through Wednesday, August 31st. The students will meet Monday through Friday from 10AM to 3PM in our new home at La Luz Performing Arts Space located at 135 Thames Street in Brooklyn.
The tuition for The SEI is $450.00. For more information about The SEI email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to working with you as we empower today's future leaders!
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The Mountaintop is a two person drama about the last day of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The entire play is set in the Lorraine hotel room, the evening before his assassination. King is alone, trying to create yet another powerful speech. When he orders a cup of coffee from room service, a mysterious woman arrives, bringing much more than a late-night beverage. What follows is a reflective, often funny, often touching conversation in which Dr. King examines his achievements, his failures, and his unfinished dreams.
This production featured The NATCNY Artistic Director DeMone as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Company Member Candice Tiffany Gordon as Camae. The second play in our 2015 reading series, the stage was set in the round, engaging audiences in our intimate space. It was of course accompanied by our signature community potluck and cocktail hour.
When policeman Val Johnson shoots a car thief late night on the 4th of July, his whole life changes. He seeks help from his wife, his father, and a fellow policeman. This is an explosive new play dealing with primal dramatic issues, using - and lifting - the familiar police genre to tell a story about an individual facing a crisis of conscience.
As a part of our 2015 reading series, the play was stripped down and unadorned. The performance took place on March second in our new space at the Kymberle project. It was of course accompanied by our signature community potluck and cocktail hour.
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