|Now in its 26th year, the All Stars Project partners with the private sector — philanthropists and foundations — to bring outside of school educational and cultural enrichment programs to thousands of inner city youth in New York City and Newark, New Jersey. Its youth programs, which employ a performance-based approach to development, include the All Stars Talent Show Network, the Joseph A. Forgione Development School for Youth, the Production of Youth by Youth and Youth Onstage!.|
|AMERICA (a conversation)
| Open: 02/16/07 Close: 03/04/07
Using Langston Hughes' poem "Let America Be America Again" and Allen Ginsberg's poem "America" as springboards, a cast of ten young performers, ages 15 – 23, from Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan and Queens, have created a unique Black History Month stage work entitled America (a conversation).
America (a conversation) is a mix of movement, text and music where the cast creates a conversation with their country, their history, their audience, and themselves asking: "Who speaks for America?" "What does America have to say?" and "Who/What is America anyway?"
|Neshama Carlebach and the Green Pastures |
Baptist Church Choir in Concert
| Open: 11/20/08 Close: 01/04/09
The All Stars Project's newest initiative, Together and Giving Back, is bringing together African-American, Latino, and Jewish youth from across New York City and Northern New Jersey to create new kinds of performances both on stage and off.
Together and Giving Back is a new approach to creating understanding that is driven by a community spirit - young people's shared desire to invest their energy and creativity to help others in need and to improve broader community in which they all live. Partnering with the All Stars Project in the Together and Giving Back initiative are Congregation Rodeph Sholom, the Ramaz School, and MetroWest Jewish Community Center/Project Kavod.
|This Is Your Ridiculous Life! |
An Improv Comedy Adventure
| Open: 12/06/08 Close: 12/13/08
Audience members brave the stage for an impromptu conversation with a therapist. On the spot, the Castillo Players transform their life stories into improvised scenes. Hilarity ensues. Lather, rinse and repeat. Don't miss the triumphant return of Castillo's most ridiculous offering!
|Young Playwrights From Castillo:|
A Festival of New Plays
| Open: 11/14/08 Close: 12/14/08
For the first time ever, Castillo presents a series of new plays by young, socially-engaged playwrights and directors new to the Castillo stage. The five festival scripts were developed in ongoing workshops led by Dan Friedman, Artistic Director of Youth Onstage!, and Fred Newman, Castillo's former artistic director.. The festival productions, directed by Brian Mullin, are being created by members of the Youth Onstage! acting ensemble and the faculty of the YO! Community Performance School.