RITAC 6x6: "The Power of Play: Youth Development & Educational Advancement"

 6x6 "The Power of Play" panelists pose for a group photo after their 6-minute presentations about the value of play in their creative process and work with youth in Ashamu Dance Theater at Brown University. From left to right: Anjel Newmann, Aneudy Alba, Pierre Arreola, Matthew Garza, Michele Baer, and Javier Nunez.

6x6 "The Power of Play" panelists pose for a group photo after their 6-minute presentations about the value of play in their creative process and work with youth in Ashamu Dance Theater at Brown University. From left to right: Anjel Newmann, Aneudy Alba, Pierre Arreola, Matthew Garza, Michele Baer, and Javier Nunez.

Brown University's Department of Theatre Arts & Performing Arts Studies kicked off RITAC's first 6x6 of 2018, "The Power of Play: Youth Development & Educational Advancement". Speakers were Anjel Newmann (Director of AS220 Youth in Providence), Aneudy Alba (Youth Engagement Associate of New Urban Arts), Pierre Arreola (Executive Director of the GR818ERS), Matthew Garza (Dance Artist in Residence at Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts), Michele Baer (New York Community Trust), and Javier Nunez (Teaching Artist for Providence CityArts).  Click here to read The Providence Journal's review of this event. Thanks to Brown U and RISCA for bringing New Urban Arts, AS220 Youth, Providence CityArts, and TAPA, together with Brown alumni who are doing youth development work in the arts! #RITAC