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Henry Street Traveling Theater

 

The Henry Street Settlement’s

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) presents

 

YOUNG AMERICA

 

In Bits and Pieces
 

An exploration into the world of what it’s like to be a young adult in current America. Vignettes are written/directed by HTT participants.

 

Friday, August 14th – 7pm

 

Henry Street Settlement’s

Abrons Arts Center

(Recital Hall)

466 Grand Street.

Lower East Side / Manhattan

 

FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

 

YOUNG AMERICA:   In Bits and Pieces

 

 

1. ThugLuv              

By Thalia Giraldo

A teenage girl, struggling to leave an abusive father, has dreams of becoming something great. But her dreams take a different turn, and her life is forever changed, by an accidental encounter with a girl named Lina.

 

Julie: Julie Asencio               

Dad:  Edgar Veras

Mario:Christopher Zapata  

Lina: Tkeyah Edmonds

Karen: Karen Casrto   

Toni: Toni Haliburton

Rodney: Rodney Houston   

Geannie: Geannie Ramos            

Ngawang: Ngawang Thokmey   

Voiceover: Carlos Horton

 

2. Unstable

By Charles Nechamkin & Emmanuel Taylor

When Justin, a bi-polar teen, goes off his medication, an already fragile family is torn apart.  They wrestle, not only with the effects of his disease, but with their own insecurities, and their mixed-up sense of otherness, and accountability.

 

Justin: Emmanuel Taylor    

Mom: Toni Haliburton

Dad:  Carlos Horton    

Laquan: La Quan Montero

 

3. Other Side of the Coin

By Viola Brown & Amber Blackwood

A Vietnam War veteran witnesses an attack outside of his home.  He attempts to help, but – in the process – winds up in court with three charges against him. Will he be indicted for possession of an illegal firearm?   What price will he pay for lending a ‘helping hand’?

 

My:  Da Wei Pan        

Rashad: Rodney Houston

Kevin:  Abdo Yahya    

Charles:  Charles Horton

Mr. Tony: Gui De Chen   

District Attorney: Edgar Veras

Defense Attorney: Thalia Giraldo  

Court Clerk:  Viola Brown 

Judge:  Shanice Barrett

 

4. Tebalino

By: Geannie Ramos & Ngawang Thokmey

The short interracial romance of Geannie, a Hispanic girl who – like the others – makes fun of Ngawang, ‘that Tibetan boy’, in class. Their friendship grows as they explore each other’s cultures and backgrounds: But what does it do to the friends and family around them?

 

Geannie: Geannie Ramos   

Ngawang:  Ngawang Thokmey

Ms. Ember:  Amber Blackwood    

Mother:  Karyn Casto

Brother:  Abdo Yahya    

Ngawang’s cousin:  Da Wei Pan

 

The Class:

Julie Asencio

Rodney Houston

Christopher Zapata 

Geannie Ramos 

 

Voiceover:  Carlos Horton

 

FEATURING:  Julie Asencio, Edgar Veras, Tkeyah Edmonds, Toni Haliburton, Ngawang Thokmey, Rodney Houston, Karen Casrto, Carlos Horton, Emmanuel Taylor, La Quan Montero, Da Wei Pan, Charles Horton, Thalia Giraldo, Viola Brown, Shanice Barrett, Amber Blackwood, Danielle Arce, Muhommed Hoque, Adam Layedra, and Jerel Williams 

 

Opening Song: We See, We Hear, We Speak by Gaetono Coato

 

Sound Design: Abdo Yahya / Angel Rivera

 

Lighting: Marissa, Alexander Gomez

 

Stage Manager: Gui De Chen

 

Fight Choreographer: Christopher Zapata

 

Choreography: Geannie Ramos / Nagawang Thokmey

 

House Manager: Alexandria Padilla / Antonio Olivares

 

Program Instructor: Kim Weston-Moran

 

Executive Theatre Director: Herb Donaldson

 
HTT

Henry Street Traveling Theater

H. T. T.
Henry Street Traveling Theater
 
PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR
Kim Weston-Moran
 
EXEC. PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Herb Donaldson
 
CONTACT
Herb Donaldson / Summer Youth Employment Program
212-254-3100 xt. 242
 

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