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Strawberry Theatre Festival Gives Back

$195 of $25k goal

Raised by 4 people in 36 months
Kevin Hansen
for BLACK EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE
 NEW YORK, NY
The Strawberry Theatre Festival Gives Back to the Community as it celebrates its 25thSeason. On Sunday, February 9, 2014 we have a full day of events that are FREE to the general public at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, located at 1040 Grand Concourse. There will be events suitable for youngsters as well as adults. The Riant Theatre takes pride in being able to fulfill its mission of providing a nurturing environment to develop new plays and outstanding artists. The bi-annual festival which is held in February/March & July/August every year has presented over 2,500 one-act plays since its inception.

On February 9, 2014 we are planning a full day of events that will include: performances of some of the best plays from the Strawberry One-Act Festival, a screening of the Video Diaries Project: A Series of Short Films about the Artists in the Festival, and performances from singers, dancers, spoken word artists, writing workshops, panel discussions with Theatre Producers, Playwrights, Directors, Agents, Actors and Casting Directors and the presentation of the PIONEER OF THE ARTS AWARDS & the COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD.

Through our Youth Empowerment Awards we provide internships, mentors, stipends and scholarships. Currently we are trying to raise funds to cover the expenses for the upcoming event. The money will go toward paying the performers, workshop instructors, speakers, scholarships, awards, catering, photographers, production staff, videographer, Studio HD500, a publicist and publishing our 8th Anthology of plays.

"Some of our alumni have gone on to work on Broadway, television, film and touring around the country," said founder and artistic director Van Fisher. "I hope that you can help the Riant as we continue to fulfill our mission. We plan to stream live some of the performances on February 9th so please note that if you follow us on Twitter @RiantTheatre or www.facebook.com/RiantTheatre we will send you a reminder so you can watch the event live online if you can not attend in person."

Thank you in advance and know that at the Riant Theatre you are always "Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!"


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Update 9
35 months ago

Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. Singer, Boncellia Lewis & pianist, Roger Anderson will perform at the Strawberry Theatre Festival's 25th Season celebration at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Ms. B. will also sing a tribute to singer and song writer, Lloyd Price (Stagger Lee, Personality & Lawdy Miss Clawdy) as he receives The Pioneer of the Arts Award at 7pm. The Strawberry Theatre Festival will run from February 12th through February 23, 2014 at the theatre at St. Cement's on 46th street in Manhattan.
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Update 8
35 months ago

Ashton Pina has been awarded the YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AWARD by the Riant Theatre, the award is given to an outstanding student enrolled in college and includes a scholarship of $2,500, which Mr. Pina will use to complete his thesis film THE BROTHERS TEXAS. Check out his campaign on kickstarter to help him reach his goal. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ashtonpina/the-brothers-texas


Screening of the film THE BROTHERS TEXAS Written & Directed by Ashton Pina
Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 1pm
Bronx Museum of the Arts
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Update 7
35 months ago

Veona Thomas will be reading excerpts from her book A Special Sound Of Freedom.

She will also be conducting a writing workshop.

Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 3pm
Bronx Museum of the Arts
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Update 6
35 months ago

Dance Performance
Sharon Zaslaw & The Belly Jazz Dolls

Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
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Kevin Hansen
36 months ago

Laura Bowman will be reading excerpts from her book MIRRORS (Reflections of a Woman's Soul). She will also be conducting a playwright's workshop & theatre workshop on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 1pm - 2:50pm

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Kevin Hansen
36 months ago

There will be a performance of the play ABRAMOVIC by Kory French

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Kevin Hansen
36 months ago

There will be a performance of the play AMBAMOVI by Kory French.

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Kevin Hansen
36 months ago

There will be a performance of the plays HOME CARE By Phoebe Farber and HEROES By Joseph Lizardi.

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$195 of $25k goal

Raised by 4 people in 36 months
Created October 10, 2013
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BLACK EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE
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Anonymous
35 months ago
KD
$100
Kelcey Newman / ATTAIN DESIGN
36 months ago

One generation plants the seeds, so the next generation can enjoy the shade. —Chinese Proverb

KP
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Karen Page
36 months ago
PF
$25
Pamela fisher
36 months ago

Great theatre Company.I have followed your company for years and it does empower the artist. thank you

Kevin Hansen
36 months ago

Laura Bowman will be reading excerpts from her book MIRRORS (Reflections of a Woman's Soul). She will also be conducting a playwright's workshop & theatre workshop on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 1pm - 2:50pm

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Kevin Hansen
36 months ago

There will be a performance of the play ABRAMOVIC by Kory French

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Kevin Hansen
36 months ago

There will be a performance of the play AMBAMOVI by Kory French.

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Kevin Hansen
36 months ago

There will be a performance of the plays HOME CARE By Phoebe Farber and HEROES By Joseph Lizardi.

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