We all knew that this day would come but we didn’t expect it to come so fast. The last day of Youth Corps will always be a memorable one.
The Youth Corps recently had the wonderful opportunity to meet Peter Sellars, the amazing director of the Berlin Philharmonic’s St. Matthews Passion. At first when I was told that we were going to meet him I was like, “Wait…. What?” I thought that this was just crazy because it’s Peter Sellars! How is this even possible?
Throughout this summer the Youth Corps focused on St. Matthews Passion and Battery Park. One of the things that we did was pick a monument in Battery Park to link to the themes in St Matthews Passion.
I had only been working as an intern at the Park Avenue Armory for about 3 months before being offered a humongous opportunity.
One of the exciting activities that the Youth Corps participated in was taking the tour of the Armory .
On the first day of Summer Youth Corps 2014, all 6 Phase II mentors (and consultant Harris) sat down to create a vision statement for our summer program.
The Youth Corps ensemble is currently at work on the beginning stages of our upcoming performance piece inspired by Shakespeare’s play,Macbeth! Our purpose in creating this piece is to communicate the arc of emotions felt by the characters within play through movement and song. We are collaboration with artist Amy Neuner, who created the vocal portion of the performance, and Donna Costello, who is working on the movement portion of the piece. The ensemble will take the audience through an exciting and somewhat eerie journey inside Macbeth’s head and we look forward to the final product!
As an actor, the idea of coming to perform in New York is one of those things that you hope and pray and dream might be on your CV. I’m 53 years old and it hasn’t happened to me… until now.
GET SCOTTISH HYPED!
Phase II Youth Corps, Tanai and Eric, present tips for working Front of House.
The above photo captures families and Youth Crops participating in an MP3 experiment in the Veterans Room, following instructions of a disembodied voice. In the photo below, a family performs the radio play they wrote while an Armory Teaching Assistant records the powerful moment.
Last weekend I was given the awesome opportunity to photograph the Family Programming Workshop: Radio Drama: The History of Park Avenue Armory! Families worked together to learn about radio shows that took place throughout the Armory’s history and then were given the tools necessary to create their own.