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Walking The Beat 2021: The Fugitive Academy

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Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble presents:

Walking the Beat 2021: The Fugitive Academy

Sunday, september 12 @ 6 pm est with a LIVE Q&A after the show - click here to rsvp NOW!

Directed by Theo Perkins, Executive & Artistic Director

Written and arranged by Angela Kariotis, Curriculum Director & Program Facilitator

Assistant Directed By Ariana Montoya

In Walking the Beat 2021: The Fugitive Academy we explored class struggle and building solidarity between students and officers, both required to take orders. Both are preoccupied with survival. Both caught in systems of the state.

Fugitivity is the defiant refusal of standards, impositions from elsewhere. Fugitivity is the soul’s defiance and the spirit chasing freedom. Imagination is the artist’s work. So, we got lost, and escaped into our imaginations. We wondered and wondered into the future. And instead of remaining there, in an ephemeral state of possibility, we returned for the sake of the living.

We are back with this love letter, this warning, this manifesto. We know, we do not yet live in the world we want to live in. But we can co-create one using our imaginations. The future is ours. What will you risk for it? Dream with us. Class is in session. Welcome to The Fugitive Academy.

COVID-19 NOTICE

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This event is Outdoors. Face coverings are strongly recommended. Proof of vaccination will not be required.

Everyone should practice recommended social distancing guidelines during their time at all EYTE events.

  • In addition to using hand sanitizing stations onsite, everyone is encouraged to wash their hands regularly while at the event.
  • If you are feeling ill, we ask that you refrain from attending the performance and visit us when you are feeling healthy.
  • Please take care of yourself and your fellow patrons by respecting our protocols and procedures. If, for any reason, you refuse to abide by our safety measures, you will be removed without a refund.
  • Please contact us if you test positive for COVID-19 after attending a show.  Reach out to us at info@elizabethyouththeater.org

COVID-19 is extremely contagious and an inherent risk in all public locations where people are present. The CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. People who show no symptoms can spread the coronavirus if they are infected and any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19. EYTE has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, we cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. By attending EYTE events, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure of COVID-19 and agree not to hold EYTE; or any of its affiliates, employees, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.

Your contribution to the Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble makes you an ally in our efforts to help young people build capacity for social change through art-making.

As an organization committed to deepening artistic engagement in communities, while fighting for justice, we are looking for your support!

Join our mission now.

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RSVP NOW for our Free Encore Presentation Livestream / EOY Campaign Kick-Off

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Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble presents...an encore presentation of:

Walking the Beat 2020: An Emergency Convening

Friday, november 27 @ 4pm PST/7pm EST with LIVE commentary with EYTE’s own Theo Perkins, Director & Artistic Director - CLICK HERE - VIEW LIVEWSTREAM NOW!

Directed by Theo Perkins, Executive & Artistic Director

Written and arranged by Angela Kariotis, Curriculum Director & Program Facilitator

Walking the Beat is a creative writing, theater, and multi-media workshop for students grades 9-12 and local police officers, designed to establish a groundwork for conversation and create real, achievable actions for specific communities across the country.

In the summer of 2020, at the height of Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality, structural racism, and white supremacy, 13 students and 7 local police officers from Elizabeth, NJ, participated in the program, committing to listening not to listen to agree. Due to COVID-19, this summer’s workshop took place on Zoom through a virtual social justice experience.

This is a special encore presentation screening of Walking the Beat 2020: An Emergency Convening, which uses theater, film, and spoken word to share some of our meaningful takeaways from this past summer. It is also the kick-off to the Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble’s end-of-year fundraiser campaign. 

 

Directed by Theo Perkins, Executive & Artistic Director

Written and arranged by Angela Kariotis, Curriculum Director & Program Facilitator

Walking the Beat is a creative writing, theater, and multi-media workshop for students grades 9-12 and local police officers, designed to establish a groundwork for conversation and create real, achievable actions for specific communities across the country.

The summer of 2020, at the height of Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality, structural racism, and white supremacy, 13 students and 7 local police officers from Elizabeth, NJ, participated in the program, commiting to listen not to listen to agree. Due to COVID-19, this summer’s workshop took place on Zoom through a virtual social justice experience.

This is a  special encore presentation screening of Walking the Beat 2020: An Emergency Convening, which uses theater, film, and spoken word to share some of our meaningful takeaways from this past summer.  This is also the kick-off to the Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble’s end-of-year fundraiser campaign. 

Your contribution to the Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble makes you an ally in our efforts to help young people build capacity for social change through art-making.

As an organization committed to deepening artistic engagement in communities, while fighting for justice, we are looking for your support!

Join our mission now.

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REGISTER NOW for our Free Livestream Event

Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble presents...

Walking the Beat 2020: An Emergency Convening

Monday, September 21 @ 5pm PST/8pm EST with LIVE Post Show Discussion with Ensemble

Directed by Theo Perkins, Executive & Artistic Director

Written and arranged by Angela Kariotis, Curriculum Director & Program Facilitator

Walking the Beat is a creative writing, theater, and multi-media workshop for students grades 9-12 and local police officers, designed to establish a groundwork for conversation and create real, achievable actions for specific communities across the country.

This summer, at the height of Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality, structural racism, and white supremacy, 13 students and 7 local police officers from Elizabeth, NJ, participated in the program, commiting to listen not to listen to agree. Due to COVID-19, this summer’s workshop took place on Zoom through a virtual social justice experience.

Below is the special premiere screening of Walking the Beat 2020: An Emergency Convening, which uses theater, film, and spoken word to share some of our meaningful takeaways from this past summer.

Your contribution to the Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble makes you an ally in our efforts to help young people build capacity for social change through art-making.

As an organization committed to deepening artistic engagement in communities, while fighting for justice, we are looking for your support!

Join our mission now.

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For the Sake of Our Bodies

For the Sake of Our Bodies
An Exploration of Cop and Teen Relations

Walking the Beat 2018 - New Jersey

For the Sake of Our Bodies was developed as part of Walking the Beat: an ongoing arts-in-education
residency supported by The Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble, The Office of Youth, Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation, and HBO


Wednesday and Thursday, 
September 12 and 13, 2018 @ 8pm
Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

CAST

Students:

Cooper Mendonssa
Fatima Laurent
Gryffin Mendonssa
Janay Martinez
Jared Delante Smoot
jayleen Camargo Ojeda
Masiyah Harrison
Natalia Chancafe Santos
Oniyah Mina
Selena Jean- Pierre
Skylin Pereira
Trevon McClain
Marie Isme
Bryan Rodriguez
Angelica Medina
Ariana Montoya

Officers:

Tamiko Brooks
Darin Williamson
Lamar Hartsfield
Ed Pinkevicz (on camera)
Ina F. Silva (on camera)
Jennifer Perez (on camera)

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The Privilege of Living

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Walking the Beat 2019 - New Jersey

Saturday Se[ptember 14 at 7pm
Sunday, September 15 at 2pm

Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy 

Project Facilitators 

Theo Perkins – EYTE Founder, Executive & Artistic Director 

Angela Kariotis – EYTE Curriculum Director & Program Facilitator; Writer/Performer 

CAST

Students:

Angelica Medina
Briyana Albornoz
Fatima Laurent
Janay Martinez
Jared Delante Smoot
Kenneth Roman
Lougayen Souryal
Masiyah Harrison
Natalia Chancafe Santos
Oniyah Mina
Santos Colon
Selena Jean- Pierre
Trevon McClain

Officers:

Romina Cannon
Karim Gad
Isa McClendon
Darin Williamson

Guest Artists:

Choreography sequences by Nicholas Rodriguez

Drama therapist work by Brooke Campbell

Trauma BaseD Yoga by Tina LeMAr

Drama therapist work by Brooke Campbell

Trauma BaseD Yoga by Tina LeMAr
Credits

Director/Producer – Theo Perkins

Writer- Angela Kariotis
(based on writings from participants)

Program Assistant –
Bryan Rodriguez

Video and Graphics –
Adler Lafleur /Cinematic Hitman, LLC

Stage Crew –
members of TJAA Drama Division


Special Thanks


City of Elizabeth
Mayor J. Christian Bollwage
Councilwoman, Perkins-Auguste
The Elizabeth Board of Education
Dir. Krishna Garlic, Dir. Earl Graves
Deputy, Chief Giacomo Sacca
Michael Ojeda
Sandra Toll
Erika Hicks
Mary Rivera
Dennis Williams
Kenn Foster
USC Arts Leadership Program
Cornelius Smith Jr
Delores Perkins
Monica Perkins
Valencas Restaurant
The Elizabeth Police Department
Skylin Pereira
Cooper Mendonssa
Sarai Smith

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Everything Is a Re-Mix

Theater for all generations

Everything Is a Re-Mix
An Intergeneration Theater Experience
Siloam Hope Cares, CDC & the Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble Present:

Everything Is a Re-Mix An Intergeneration Theater Experience

Fri, June 22, 2018 @ 7pm
Sat, June 23, 2018 @ 2pm

African-American Cultural & Learning Center 420 Spring Street, Elizabeth

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Emily Alarcon
Marty Brandon
Fleeta Bulle
Jayleen Camargo Ojeda
Janiyah Fullwood
Zachary Halley
Selena Jean-Pierre
Eva Kotsonis
Bilal McCray
Cooper Mendonssa
Gryffin Mendonssa
Miles Mendonssa
Anthony Owens
Dolores Perkins
Bryan Rodriguez
Sarai Smith
Kelley Tate
Sandra Toll
Jorge A. Toll
Juliet Toll Luchsinger
Lucas Toll Luchsinger



Theodore Perkins – EYTE Founder & Producer
Angela Kariotis – Workshop Facilitator, Writer/Director
Bryan Rodriguez – Program Assistant
Janeé Howard – Lighting Operator

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