From the press release:
ART 180 is proud to present Chapters Forgotten: What does it mean to be educated?, an original play written and performed by young people in our summer program in partnership with social justice theater company The Conciliation Project (TCP).
Over the course of an intensive eight-week ART 180 summer program, 13 teens from across Richmond worked collaboratively with TCP artists utilizing the methodology of Ritual Poetic Drama to create a theater piece based on their personal experiences. The play incorporates the specific voices and talents of the young artists, many of whom have no prior theater experience. This production demonstrates how these teens in particular are creatively addressing concerns and challenges they face every day on their path to adulthood. The piece will provide a powerful statement sharing stories of identity, safety, history, and more “chapters forgotten.”
The performance is free, open to the public, and takes place Saturday, August 20 at 6 p.m. at Gottwald Playhouse, 600 E. Grace St., at CenterStage/Dominion Arts Center in partnership with Richmond CenterStage Foundation. A community discussion and reception follows. Families are welcome, although the performance does contain some strong language.
For more information call 804-233-4180.
Space is very limited. To reserve a free ticket, please go here.
Photos: Faces of a Parade
We took some traditional parade photos but have decided to go a little more intimate and focus on the faces you see during the Dominion Christmas Parade.
Virginia launches expanded rail service from Richmond to Washington and New York City
The Amtrak Northeast Regional Route 51 now offers early morning service from Main Street Station, getting travelers from Downtown Richmond to Washington when the workday begins or to New York for a lunchtime meeting.
Recently, Governor Ralph Northam and Secretary Valentine joined DRPT and the Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) to launch expanded rail service from Richmond to Washington and cities along the Northeast corridor. The Amtrak Northeast Regional Route 51 now offers early morning service from Main Street Station, getting travelers from Downtown Richmond to Washington when the workday begins or to New York for a lunchtime meeting.
The new train is the first expansion of service under Governor Northam’s Transforming Rail in Virginia program to significantly expand rail infrastructure throughout the Commonwealth. The event ended with a ribbon-cutting and the inaugural train heading out of Main Street Station at 5:35 am with the Governor, state officials, and DRPT/VPRA staff on board. Early ridership numbers indicate healthy demand for the extended service.
The Transforming Rail in Virginia initiative is already receiving recognition throughout the country for its role in changing the future of transportation. At the District of Columbia’s Committee of 100’s bi-annual award ceremony, DRPT received a 2021 Vision Award recognizing the Transforming Rail in Virginia Program. Director Jennifer Mitchell accepted the award on behalf of DRPT, Governor Northam, and the Virginia General Assembly.
Shockoe Illuminates Throws the Switch Tonight
Shockoe Illuminates will be Dec. 3rd at the 17th Street Market. They’ll have local artisans with one-of-a-kind presents, boozy hot drinks provided by amazing restaurants, kids activities, carolers, roller skating, and more! Loads of information at the 17th Street Market Facebook.
Did you catch that there is roller skating?
We don’t need ice to have fun and skate! During Shockoe Illuminates on Dec. 3rd you can roller skate and then come back all weekend for more fun! $10 to rent skates or bring your own.
- 12/3 5:00-9:00
- 12/4 4:00-8:00
- 12/5 3:00-7:00