PRESS Release – THESE DREAMS FESTIVAL APRIL 2021

ON APRIL 25TH, MAP PRESENTS PLAYS BY YOUTH ABOUT THEIR DREAMS

(Providence, RI) The Manton Avenue Project is proud to present These Dreams/Nuestros Sueños, a festival of 10-minute plays by kids. Festival will team young playwrights with local professional artists to bring their plays to life, and will be presented virtually at 2pm on Sunday, April 25.

Tickets are pay-what-you-can by donation, available at:  https://MAPdreamplays.eventbrite.com. A donation in any amount will reserve a ticket to the online event.

“We are so excited to share these plays with you,” says Meg Sullivan, director of the festival. “Because of the public health crisis facing our community last year, this class was postponed until this spring. This is the first playwriting experience for these playwrights, and we are so proud of what they’ve accomplished – sharing their dreams with us through their original plays.”

Actors in this festival perform regularly with the best theatre companies across the state, including Mixed Magic, RI Latino Arts, the Wilbury Group, the Gamm, and more. 

MAP is a non-profit youth theatre arts organization which provides tuition-free, year-round programs for Olneyville young people including playwriting classes for 3-6th graders, teen internships, a summer day camp, a youth-produced podcast project and more. Our work is based on an nationally recognized model of Creative Youth Development with the objective to empower young people by offering tools to express their understanding of their world through playwriting and performance, and strengthening their senses of self, belonging, and resilience.

This is the second production of MAP’s 2021 season. Our programs are supported in part by Ocean State Charities Trust, The Nordson Foundation, June Rockwell Levy Foundation, the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities, the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, and RI Department of Health’s Central Providence Health Equity Zone, and by the support of individual grassroots donations.

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