AFA is thrilled to present "Voice Power!" written & performed by Darian Dauchan, directed by Jennifer McGrath, our 2015 Audience Project Tour. We will bring this exciting production, free of charge, to over 2,500 under-served NYC children this fall, many of whom have never seen professional theater. Poet/musician Darian guides young audiences on a vocal odyssey through rhymes, beat-boxing, & acapella melodies in search of one of civilization's most valued treasures - the power of the voice!
Though New York City is home to Broadway and numerous museums, cultural centers, music venues, and other arts spaces, many children do not have access to these artistic institutions in or out of school due to the cost. In addition to the fiscal cost, the time necessary to engage deeply with art is often prohibitive. The Audience Project Tour provides 2,500 students the opportunity to experience professional theater.
Arts For All offers accessible artistic opportunities to children in the New York City area who face socio-economic, physical, or emotional barriers to exploring the arts. Through Arts For All, professional artists work with youth organizations to build self-confidence, self-expression, teamwork, resilience, and creativity in children. The annual Audience Project tour presents a professional production free of charge, with an accompanying Study Guide.
Through "Voice Power!," dynamic poet/musician Darian Dauchan, leads students on an exciting exploration of themes such as self-expression, confidence, & creativity while promoting language & literacy skills. Teachers will revisit themes using Arts For All study guides provided, designed to encourage children to apply lessons learned from the play to their own lives. The opportunity to experience live theater not only inspires students but helps build self-expression skills & creativity.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Previous work by Darian Dauchan. Not "Voice Power"