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June 2, 2017: Catch Me In America - New York, New York
STUDENT PERFORMANCE

Join us at Manhattan International as students perform in a play that they wrote under the tutelage of award-winning playwright, Amy E. Witting. Directed by SA's Artistic Director, in collaboration with Witting and teacher Bonnie MacSaveny, the play highlight the struggles of young immigrants who are new to this country. The play is a searing portrait of a young girl's struggle to come to terms with her hopes, dreams and heartaches as she navigates her new path in Trump's America.
VENUE: Manhattan International High School
ADDRESS: 317,E 67th St , New York, New York
PHONE: (212) 517-6728
WEBSITE: http://mihs.nycdoe.org/
June 2, 2017: 11 a.m.
FREE


June 4, 2017: Benefit Performance - Brooklyn, NY
FRENCH TOAST II

IT'S NOT DEJA VU BUT PART DEUX!
VENUE: The Charles-Pierre Residence
ADDRESS: 847 Putnam Ave , Brooklyn, NY
TICKETS: http://www.strikeanywhere.info/benefit.cfm
June 4, 2017: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
$35-$75 (Sliding Scale)
Celebrate Strike Anywhere's international collaborations with a French Toast!

Students from Manhattan International High School will will perform an excerpt from "Catch Me in America" the poetic and poignant play that they have written about their experience as young immigrants in America.


June 6, 2017: Catch Me In America - New York, NY
DYNAMIC READING OF NEW PLAY

Please join us as we host an all-student matinee of a professional reading of "Catch Me in America" a new play by young immigrants from Manhattan International HS. The play was written during a 10 week residency by award-winning playwright Amy E. Witting. Witting is currently an artist-in-residence at Abingdon Theatre and we are very pleased to showcase this outstanding and timely piece of writing.
VENUE: Abingdon Theatre
ADDRESS: 312 W 36th St , New York, NY
PHONE: 6462984116
EMAIL: Leese@strikeanywhere.info
WEBSITE: http://abingdontheatre.org
June 6, 2017: 11:30 a.m.
FREE
Poingant and poetic, "Catch Me In America" is a clarion call to American citizens that attention must be paid. It highlights the real life stories of the kids who are caught in the crosshairs as this country grapples with immigration policy. And how life in Trump's America feels for a teen still propelled by the American Dream.


June 7, 2017: Custom-Designed In-School Residencies - Brooklyn, NY
FAMILY MATTERS

"Family Matters" is an original work that was collaboratively written by the theater class at Arts and Letters Middle School in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The piece was devised by the students under the tutelage of Strike Anywhere teaching-artist Erin McCready during a 2-month residency at the school. The play features 4 stories about the struggles teenagers and parents face in today's world. The families want to connect with each other, but sometimes the obstacles are too much. The work features group movement pieces choreographed by the students as well.
VENUE: Arts & Letters
ADDRESS: 225 Adelphi St , Brooklyn, NY
WEBSITE: http://www.artsandlettersbklyn.org/
June 7, 2017: 3:30 pm


June 14, 2017: Master Class Series - Brooklyn, N.Y.
SOUNDPAINTING MASTER CLASS

SA's Artistic Director will lead a special master class in Soundpainting for the teaching-artists of BAM. The class is custom-designed for the Education Department and will focus on how Soundpainting can be used in an educational context with attention given to specific adaptations for both ELL and Special Education populations.
VENUE: Brooklyn Academy of Music
ADDRESS: Hillman Attic Studio 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.
PHONE: 718-636-4130 x4
WEBSITE: http://www.bam.org
June 14, 2017: 1-4PM
This class is not open to the public. To schedule a master class for your staff or students, please contact: office@strikeanywhere.info


June 15, 2017: Custom-Designed In-School Residencies - Staten Island, NY
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Join us for a student production of various scenes from Shakespeare's "Midsummer". Students worked with SA Teaching-Artist, Elizabeth Simmons, to bring the Bard's beloved comedy to life. The production also features sets and costumes designed and built by the students.
VENUE: PS 16
ADDRESS: 80 Monroe Ave , Staten Island, NY
WEBSITE: http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/31/R016/default.htm
June 15, 2017: TBD


June 19-30, 2017: Soundpainting - Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, France
THIRD DEVELOPMENT RESIDENCY FOR "POP-UP"

"Pop Up" is a series of pop-up performances designed to inject wonder and delight into everyday spaces. Short, site-specific pieces of music, theater, dance and visual art appear on the street, in windows, parks, plazas and businesses of a specific neighborhood. The performances are inspired by real stories collected through interviews with local residents and business owners. Artists meet one-on-one with locals to gather stories about the neighborhood. Those stories are then reflected through the lens of music, dance, visual art or theater appearing in the very place where the story was collected or took place. The material is then transformed in the moment by a composer/conductor who sculpts the artists performances through a live-composing sign language called Soundpainting. Pieces are poetic, transitory, alternately abstract, hilarious or poignant but always surprising. The project is designed to connect people by highlighting the extraordinary within the ordinary; to shift the way we see a familiar space by peeping into the lives of the inhabitants through poetic, momentary dreamscapes.
VENUE: pOlau - pôle des Arts Urbains
ADDRESS: 20 Rue des Grands Mortiers , Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, France
PHONE: 33 2 47 67 55 90
EMAIL: contact@polau.org
WEBSITE: http://www.polau.org/le-polau
This year, Strike Anywhere and the Tours Soundpainting Orchestra were awarded a prestigious development grant by the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques to develop their collaborative project "Pop-Up" into a touring show. The April residency marks the third of three development residencies in 2016-17.


July 1, 2017: Pop-Up - Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, France
Pop-Up

"Pop-Up" is a series of pop-up performances designed to inject wonder and delight into everyday spaces. Short, site-specific pieces of music, theater, dance and visual art appear on the street, in windows, parks, plazas and businesses of a specific neighborhood. The performances are inspired by real stories collected through interviews with local residents and business owners. Artists meet one-on-one with locals to gather stories about the neighborhood. Those stories are then reflected through the lens of music, dance, visual art or theater appearing in the very place where the story was collected or took place. The material is then transformed in the moment by a composer/conductor who sculpts the artists performances through a live-composing sign language called Soundpainting. Pieces are poetic, transitory, alternately abstract, hilarious or poignant but always surprising. The project is designed to connect people by highlighting the extraordinary within the ordinary; to shift the way we see a familiar space by peeping into the lives of the inhabitants through poetic, momentary dreamscapes.
VENUE: Mairie - Saint-Pierre-des-Corps
ADDRESS: 34 Avenue de la République Rue Colbert, Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, France
July 1, 2017: 11:30 a.m.
Gratuit!
Supported by a grant from the SACD, La Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques, Strike Anywhere's ongoing Franco-American collaboration with the Tours Soundpainting Orchestra wraps up the third and final residency of this season with a sharing of their new piece, "Pop-Up."


October 2016-June 2017: Custom-Designed In-School Residencies - New York, New York
SA CELEBRATES 11 YEARS OF WORKING WITH IMMIGRANT YOUTH AT MIHS

This year marks SA's 11th year at Manhattan International High School (MIHS). This NYC public high school serves recently arrived immigrant youth. SA has been a trusted partner at the school, applying theatrical techniques in the classroom to help teachers teach their curriculum in an active, hands-on way. This year, we will work with Bonnie MacSaveny's senior classes building communication skills through theater. As their final project, students will write and perform an original play about their experience as young immigrants in this country. They will work with award-winning playwright Amy Witting to craft the script. SA's Artistic Director, Leese Walker will direct. Students will perform the play at their school, working alongside the professional performers of Strike Anywhere. In addition, students will attend a professional reading of the play at Abingdon Theatre Company.
VENUE: Manhattan International High School
ADDRESS: 317,E 67th St , New York, New York
PHONE: (212) 517-6728
WEBSITE: http://mihs.nycdoe.org/
On Strike Anywhere's Program: "Students are more apt to participate in class after they go through the program. They feel more confident about what they're able to do. Their writing starts to improve. They start to ask a lot of questions and also seek a lot of help and I really think it has a lot to do with the theater program." - Former M.I.H.S. Principal Alan Krull


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