Written by Anna Jones, Emily Lee, Shaniay Chatelain, Achille Ricca, Luna Zhang, Will Thompson, Katya Obeid, Jah’ray Kelly, Heleni Daly, Imani Bibuld, Danae Lally, and Anisha Aziz
Performed June 4, 2017 in the Newton Cultural Center in conjunction with Newton North High School, Newton South High School, and Newton Youth Services.
This performance was a first for NTC. Instead of looking to the past for inspiration, we turned to the leaders of tomorrow. Twelve students of color from Newton North High School spent weeks discussing their experiences, determining how best to communicate their perspectives, and finally presenting their efforts before assembled members of the community. Their words were then used as the foundation of a post-show discussion with audience members, moderated by Newton North's principal, Henry Turner. The event was so striking that it has become a facet of NTC and will be occurring again this June with a new group of students.
Special Thanks to:
Mayor Setti Warren