RISING YOUTH THEATRE PRESENTING ORIGINAL PLAY ABOUT INCARCERATED YOUTH IN ARIZONA NOVEMBER 22-24 AT THE PHOENIX CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Nationally recognized playwright José Casas wrote aDoBe based on interviews and workshops with youth and staff at a juvenile corrections facility.
Rising Youth Theatre, a new theatre company that creates socially relevant original plays with youth will present the world premiere of aDoBe by José Casas on November 22, 23 and 24 at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. 3rd Street. All performances are at 7:00pm. aDoBe is suitable for ages 14 and up. Through the perspective of four different teens, the play gives audiences a glimpse of what it means to be a young person in jail. The play shares the stories of some of these young people. What happened to get them there? What are their lives like? What do they hope for? And what happens once they are released?
Nationally recognized playwright José Casas (La Ofrenda, Somebody’s Children) wrote the script based on workshops with young people at a juvenile corrections facility. While the play is a work of fiction, it reflects the true stories of young people. The play will be performed for the public at the Phoenix Center for the Arts.
Tickets to aDoBe are $10 or pay what you can – no one will be turned away for inability to pay. For ticketing information visit http://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/events/
Rising Youth Theatre (www.risingyouththeatre.org) is a professional theatre company based in Phoenix, Arizona that operates on a model of youth working alongside professional artists. Under the direction of co-founders Sarah Sullivan and Xanthia Angel Walker, the company offers young people the opportunity to participate in the arts in a unique way, using a youth development model to increase their potential for personal growth. As an organization, RYT believes that when youth participate in the creative process they become engaged, passionate citizens of their community and advocates on their own behalf.
Fast Facts about aDoBe
A play about incarcerated youth in Arizona based on true stories
November 22, 23, 24 at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. 3rd Street Phoenix AZ 85004
All performances at 7:00pm
All tickets are $10 or pay what you can. Click here to get tickets.