viBenefit 2017!
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

viBenefit 2017!

Join us for an evening of food, drink, a silent auction and raffle, and performances by our viBeGirls and alumnae. We will also recognize the accomplishments of a former viBe participant with the 3rd Annual viBe Alumna Award. The evening will also feature beats by DJ Tara. Tickets: www.vibenefit.org

 

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Femme Fatale Album Release and Groundswell Collab Art Opening
Jun
11
2:00 PM14:00

Femme Fatale Album Release and Groundswell Collab Art Opening

Femme Fatale Album Release Party and Performance followed by viBe and Groundswell Art Opening Reception

Come celebrate the release of the debut album by 2017 SongMakers, Femme Fatale!

Femme Fatale is Jennah, Sinaih, Starr, Tatyanni, Anais and Kayla with a backing band featuring Ava Mendoza on guitar, Gabriela Baez on bass, Briana Barber on piano and Savannah Harris on drums. Vocal and songwriting coaching by Fay Victor.

Join us as we celebrate viBe's partnership with Groundswell Community Mural Project, and the completion of a mural created by viBe girls that will serve as a permanent set piece for viBe productions!

Featuring Art by: Thaddea Delancey, Katherine Willmore, Kaitlyn Willmore, Diana Batista, Jaidah McIntosh Lead Artists: Crystal Clarity and Lehna Huie

Music at 2pm, talkback and art opening and reception to follow! $10 tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2959370

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viBe Solos Presents: The Truth About Our World
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

viBe Solos Presents: The Truth About Our World

viBe Solos Presents: The Truth About Our World Co-Presented by viBe Theater Experience and Irondale Theater

The Truth About Our World is a new show written and performed by the ladies of viBeSolos 2017. The show explores a range of societal challenges that black girls currently face, including beauty standards (and the struggle to find "beauty products" for darker skin), domestic abuse, LGBTQ identities, and the fear of living under the regime of the current administration. The show is a fearless exploration of life for black girls, and seeks to help us all see the truth about our world.

Written by Autumn, Tatiana, Amaka, Briana, Sierra, Nathalie, Mia, Jenny and D'Yani, the young women of viBe Solos 2017

Irondale Theater's Young Company will open the show!

Tickets $10 http://vibesolos2017.bpt.me/ VIP Reception after the show!

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Feb
25
3:00 PM15:00

"Crown Heights: A Remembrance" + Talkback Discussion

  • BRIC Arts Media House (The Stoop) (map)
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viBe Theater Experience presents an encore performance of "Crown Heights: A Remembrance" an original play that begins during the eve of the Crown Heights Riots of 1991, and takes us through the "riots" and "protests" that have happened since. The play invites a discussion about the protests and riots within our communities, our hearts, our bodies, and families. Post-election 2017, what is the difference between our expectations and reality? What are we willing to do to effect change?

Written and performed by: Khadijah Boney, Nicosie Christophe, Monique Letamendi and Aissatu Young.

Written and performed by: Khadijah Boney, Nicosie Christophe, Monique Letamendi and Aissatu Young.

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"Beauty Beneath the Surface" a new viBeStages play
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

"Beauty Beneath the Surface" a new viBeStages play

viBe Theater Experience is proud to present an original play that invites a discussion about freedom and acceptance, teenage angst, struggle, and, post-election 2016, the difference between our expectations and reality. 

Written and performed by the young women from viBe's Fall 2016 viBeStages program. Directed by Monique Letamendi and Ian Fields Stewart. 

About viBeStages
viBe provides underserved girls (ages 13-19) with free artistic, leadership and academic opportunities. We arm participants with tools to communicate their ideas in performance and equip them with academic and life skills in an accepting creative space. Our curriculum challenges girls with challenging, fulfilling opportunities in writing, producing and performing their own plays. Each Summer, Fall, and Spring, an ensemble of diverse teenage girls write and perform one narrative-based play with songs and dances performed in professional theater venues in Manhattan. Our professional teaching artists inspire girls to create stories, monologues, scenes, dances and songs about their collective and individual passion, struggles, hopes and dreams.

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Jun
25
2:00 PM14:00

viBe graduation celebration

Come join viBe in honoring the inaugural class of the viBe Leadership Institute, as well as our viBeGraduates! For seven months, our first cohort of the Leadership Institute have gone through monthly workshops led by Toya Lillard, Dana Edell, and Gina Grandi. Trainees have also attended the Black Girl Movement Conference (April 7-10), the Arts in Education Roundtable's Face to Face Conference (April 26th-27th), and, thanks to the Eclipsed 10,000 girls campaign, they saw "Eclisped" on Broadway, on April 29th! The first Broadway show for many! Come join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of multiple generations of viBeGirls (and now viBeWomen!)

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Jun
13
4:00 PM16:00

Auditions: viBeStages Summer 2016

viBe is pleased to offer our 13th year of free summer programming! Summer viBeStages 2016 will run from July 5-August 15 with performances in late August. Do you or anyone you know want to be a viBe girl? viBe is looking for young women who want to create, write, act, and produce their own plays and music and work with skilled teaching artists in the field. Come tryout to be part of the viBe! Email vibetheater@gmail.com for more info and to reserve a spot.

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Jun
12
3:00 PM15:00

viBeSongmakers Wave 16 Record Release Show

SongMakers latest new group Wave 16 is Rebecca Fraser, Kyana Manning, Moniece Thompson and Kiana Edwards! On May 21, they were in the studio with a dynamic new band featuring Briana Barber on piano, Jeff Tobias on bass and sax, Jessie Nelson on drums and Amirtha Kidambi on backing vocals. They recorded their album at the fantastic pro-studio Figure 8 in Prospect Heights! Come out, hear them perform their songs and pick up the newest viBeSongmakers album at the record release party on Sunday, June 12th at JACK! In addition to Wave 16, we'll be featuring performances by viBe Alumnae Twisted Talent, Aissatu Young and Jaynan Evelyn!

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Jun
11
12:00 PM12:00

Red Hook Fest 2016

  • Louis J. Valentino, Jr. Park & Pier (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

viBe is thrilled to be performing at the 23rd Annual Red Hook Fest on Saturday, June 11, as part of cultural activities and performances that will be taking place all day at the Louis J. Valentino, Jr. Park & Pier in Brooklyn from 12-7. To learn more about Red Hook Fest, visit http://dtetc.org/red-hook-fest. We hope you can come out and see us!

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Jun
10
4:00 PM16:00

Auditions: viBeStages Summer 2016

viBe is pleased to offer our 13th year of free summer programming! Summer viBeStages 2016 will run from July 5-August 15 with performances in late August. Do you or anyone you know want to be a viBe girl? viBe is looking for young women who want to create, write, act, and produce their own plays and music and work with skilled teaching artists in the field. Come tryout to be part of the viBe! Email vibetheater@gmail.com for more info and to reserve a spot.

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Poetic License: Generation Now!
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Poetic License: Generation Now!

Poetic Theater Productions’ 4th Annual Generation Now! event features youth created poetic theater. This year’s Generation Now will feature viBe Theater Experience, Girl Be Heard, EarSay Youth Voices, Urban Word NYC and joining us from East Palo Alto, California, Warrior Writers.

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"Spoken by Queens: Heart to Ear"
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

"Spoken by Queens: Heart to Ear"

"Spoken by Queens: Heart to Ear" is an original play (with music, dance, and poetry) that explores the challenges and triumphs of 8 teenage girls of color living (and loving) in New York City, 2015. Through their unique performance style,and refreshing honesty, audiences will get a chance to hear the amplified voices of girls who have a lot to say (and clarify) about their world. From their hearts, to your ears. Buy tickets here

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viBe Year End Celebration
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

viBe Year End Celebration

Reception and Mini Performance

Join us as we celebrate what has been an exciting year at viBe Theater Experience!

Come learn more about how we are working to empower underserved teenage girls to write and perform original theater, video and music about the real-life issues they face daily. We will recognize this year's participants and you will also have an opportunity to see a sampling of their work. This is great time to meet our viBe girls, our board members, and your fellow supporters. We look forward to seeing you there!

Space is limited for this reception, and a reservation is required. Please RSVP to vibetheater@gmail.com.

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