Shake It Out, Inc., a summer theatre program that seeks to empower youth from at-risk and underserved neighborhoods to explore storytelling through theater in a peaceful, supportive, fun and educational setting. Shake It Out, Inc. is founded on the premise that exploration through theatre arts is essential to youth development and contributes to the overall social and emotional well-being of young people.
During a Shake It Out, Inc summer program, students will not only be exposed to the performance aspect of theatre, but they will also read and analyze rich pieces of text. This text will be the basis for creating an original theatre piece to be performed for friends and community members upon arriving back to Brooklyn.
Participants of Shake It Out, Inc will have access to breathtaking art facilities in upstate, NY. In addition, participants will tour local colleges, hike, swim and enjoy all of the natural surroundings of the Hudson Valley. Most importantly they will have the opportunity to develop meaningful and supportive friendships. To participate in the Shake It Out, Inc. summer program, participants do not have to audition or come with any previous theatre/performance experience. Participants need only to have an open mind, an interest in the arts and a commitment to the program.