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For the past 15 years, Judith Sloan has been directing and leading the EarSay Youth Voices Project, a Cross-Cultural Arts-in-Education project that brings professional artists in to work with immigrant and refugee teenagers in partnership with the International High School at LaGuardia Community College as well as college interns from area colleges including CUNY, NYU and LIU.
EarSay Youth Voices develops and creates collaborations between disparate communities. Conceived and directed by Judith Sloan, the program offers a unique hands-on opportunity for graduate and undergraduate college students to work on multimedia projects in teams as mentors and performance collaborators with teenagers from 50 different countries, speaking almost as many languages and dialects. The dialogue and writing classes culminate in EarSay’s public performances. Now we are embarking on a succession plan to bring a new team of theatre artists from a range of backgrounds in to run the program and to build a cadre of artists to tour with performance pieces that have grown out of the program for the past 15 years. Your donations will help pay for teaching artists, videographers, and technical support for this program. EarSay Youth Voices offers internship opportunities to all New York City area college students. College student interns receive training in theatre, writing, oral history, community organizing, interviewing techniques, performance and documentary art.
At this critical time your tax-deductible donation matters more than ever! Help support EarSay’s multi-media projects in theatre, exhibitions, radio and educational projects with immigrant youth and help build leadership skills for our future global citizens. EarSay projects bridge the divide between documentary and expressive forms in books, exhibitions, on stage, in sound & electronic media. We are committed to fostering understanding across cultures, generations, gender and class, through artistic productions and education. We bring our work to theatres, museums, schools, festivals and universities.