The Stargate Theatre Company provides court-involved youth with transitional employment, work-readiness training and literacy education in a creative theatrical environment designed to improve members’ employment prospects while boosting their skills and self-esteem. Stargate company members are paid for their work, and, with the guidance of professional theatre artists and educators, the ensemble composes, rehearses and performs a drama reflecting their collective identity and their aspirations, ideas and fears about themselves and the world.
In August of 2013, after six weeks of structured writing, acting and team-building activities, the seven inaugural members of Stargate performed their original piece, Behind My Eyes, at New York City Center Stage II for an audience of family, friends, probation officers, teachers and community mentors. This season’s Stargate ensemble is currently at work on a new theatre piece to be performed on Saturday, August 16th at 4pm and 7pm.
View the WLIW Arts Beat profile of the 2014 Stargate Theatre Company: