viBe Theater Experience

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viBe Theater Experience (viBe) provides girls, young women, and nonbinary youth of color (aged 13-25) in New York City with free, high quality artistic, leadership and academic opportunities. viBe works to empower its participants to write and perform original theater, video and music about the real-life issues they face daily. viBe's performing arts and training programs provide the platform for

participants to amplify their voices and "speak truth to power", by creating an artistic response to the world around them

viBe began in 2002 with a group of eight girls wrote and performed a play about the issues important to them: misogynoir, domestic violence, homophobia, social and economic justice, police brutality, mourning and loss, violence, teenage pregnancy, and more. Almost 15 years later, viBe is now experienced at delivering a unique pedagogy that is grounded in devised theater, centered in racial and gender justice frameworks and dedicated to placing girls at the helm of the decision-making process. In the last fiscal year, viBe directly served 565 girls and young women; in addition viBe impacted 600 NYC public school students and 2,000 audience members through invited workshops and performances.

Join facilitator Savannah Anderson as we practice self reflection and self love! This workshop will focus on cultivating...
11/03/2023

Join facilitator Savannah Anderson as we practice self reflection and self love! This workshop will focus on cultivating a deeper connection with yourself and others. Don't miss this opportunity to strengthen your wellness journey!

To RSVP, please contact [email protected] by November 13th to receive a Zoom link to the workshop

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Join facilitator Savannah Anderson as we practice self reflection and self love! This workshop will focus on cultivating...
11/03/2023

Join facilitator Savannah Anderson as we practice self reflection and self love! This workshop will focus on cultivating a deeper connection with yourself and others. Don't miss this opportunity to strengthen your wellness journey!

To RSVP, please contact [email protected] by November 13th to receive a Zoom link to the workshop

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Breathe in, breathe out 🧘🏾‍♀️ Join facilitator Linda Lopes in Brooklyn for a night of relaxed movement and mindfulness! ...
10/25/2023

Breathe in, breathe out 🧘🏾‍♀️ Join facilitator Linda Lopes in Brooklyn for a night of relaxed movement and mindfulness! This yoga workshop is open-to-all, especially those who want to explore a mixture of restorative yoga positions and regulated breathwork through movement.

Please email [email protected] and CC [email protected] to confirm your attendance!

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Come join viBe as we do some "Serious Play"! This workshop will be centered around artists of all forms, and will be fac...
10/24/2023

Come join viBe as we do some "Serious Play"! This workshop will be centered around artists of all forms, and will be facilitated by Sara Smith to help reconnect with our inner child. Through writing, movement, and meditative practices, we will begin to understand this concept of "Serious Play" and how it can best support freedom of artistic expression!

Please email [email protected] and CC [email protected] to confirm your attendance! Note: The Zoom link below will be used for ALL virtual offerings this month, but attendance confirmation will be needed for each event.

Zoom Link here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89588967219?pwd=gkaxUdylUhTiwPItfxoQlacJprvhhF.1

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Do you have a story to tell? Come and share with our community! This is a safe space for all who want to share their per...
10/18/2023

Do you have a story to tell? Come and share with our community! This is a safe space for all who want to share their personal stories, do writing activities and engage with others. Let's come together to create more positive bonds and friendships!

Please email [email protected] and CC [email protected] to confirm your attendance!

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Join our livestream on October 24th for a conversation on setting and upholding boundaries. Conversations like these can...
10/18/2023

Join our livestream on October 24th for a conversation on setting and upholding boundaries. Conversations like these can be quite challenging, so let's share what has (and hasn't) worked for our individual journeys.

Please email [email protected] and CC [email protected] to confirm your attendance! Note: The Zoom link below will be used for ALL virtual offerings this month, but attendance confirmation will be needed for each event.

Zoom Link here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89588967219?pwd=gkaxUdylUhTiwPItfxoQlacJprvhhF.1

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UPDATE: Please email kenya@vibetheater.org and CC kayla@vibetheater.org to confirm your attendance! Note: The Zoom link ...
10/16/2023

UPDATE: Please email [email protected] and CC [email protected] to confirm your attendance! Note: The Zoom link below will be used for ALL virtual offerings this month, but attendance confirmation will be needed for each event.

Join our livestream on October 19th for a virtual Open Mic night centered around wellness! We encourage all forms of art, including visual art and spoken word/poetry.

Get ready for a night of discussion and fun!

Zoom Link here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89588967219?pwd=gkaxUdylUhTiwPItfxoQlacJprvhhF.1

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Join Kenya Lewis on October 20th for a night of self-expression through movement! Event will take place from 5:30pm to 7...
10/13/2023

Join Kenya Lewis on October 20th for a night of self-expression through movement! Event will take place from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn NY 11217 in Studio G. RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] with your name!

Come ready to learn, move and have fun!

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Happy National Black Girl Day Off!Every day, young Black women/femme/q***r people work diligently within their chosen jo...
10/11/2023

Happy National Black Girl Day Off!

Every day, young Black women/femme/q***r people work diligently within their chosen job/career path. However, we are not usually afforded enough time off for our bodies and minds to fully recuperate. That's why viBe Theater Experience recognizes and celebrates this day during Emotional Wellness Month (how fitting)!

Today, give yourself the time you need to completely slow down to a pause. Unwind and take in the relaxation that you deserve!

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Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day! Today, we celebrate and honor the past, present, and future contributions of Indigenous p...
10/09/2023

Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day!

Today, we celebrate and honor the past, present, and future contributions of Indigenous people in the United States— especially women, girls, and gender-expansive people.

For two years now, the second Monday in October federally recognizes how Indigenous peoples have “built vibrant and diverse cultures— safeguarding land, language, spirit, knowledge, and tradition across generations.”

It has also provided a moment to reflect on the historical and present-day implications of U.S. involvement and treatment of Indigenous peoples. Identifying and implicating this settler relationship to lands, waters, Indigenous peoples, and treaties is a way to disrupt ongoing erasure, demonstrate accountability, and show respect and gratitude for the contributions of Indigenous communities.

We encourage our community to continue listening to, learning from and advocating for those who are most vulnerable and affected by discriminatory, unjust laws and regulations. To this end, we urge everyone to educate themselves and their loved ones about the unprecedented gender-based violence Indigenous girls, women, and gender-expansive people experience. Four out of five Indigenous women have experienced violence during their lifetimes. More than half report needing medical or legal services from experiencing violence, but more than one third are unable to get the help they need.

At viBe, we recognize there is more work to be done in safeguarding and protecting Indigenous girls, women, and gender-expansive people. Let's continue to hold space to those within Indigenous communities to speak on their lived experiences, passions and aspirations for the future.

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Happy Emotional Wellness Month! Much like our physical health, our emotional and mental health are EXTREMELY integral to...
10/01/2023

Happy Emotional Wellness Month!

Much like our physical health, our emotional and mental health are EXTREMELY integral to our overall well-being. Without a better understanding of ourselves, we may not be able to interpret important factors within our daily life (for example, not realizing some of our stressors play a role in how we react to people/things/events, becoming burnt out more frequently/easily, etc). Therefore, viBe Theater Experience will be offering events, prompts, and other activities to uplift health and wellness during the month of October!

We encourage members of the BIPOC community to utilize this time of relaxation, and to take part in the activities/tasks/hobbies that bring you peace and joy!

To learn more about this month-long celebration, visit https://nationaltoday.com/emotional-wellness-month/ !

September 17th is National Black Theatre Day: an annual day of solidarity and service, to celebrate and support 21st cen...
09/17/2023

September 17th is National Black Theatre Day: an annual day of solidarity and service, to celebrate and support 21st century Black theatres in their ongoing efforts to build sustainable, institutional wealth.

Today, we are celebrating our work as a Black theater company, as well as the work of our colleagues in the field: (bottom left), (top right), (top left), (bottom right) and (center) !

We are also celebrating our membership in the Coalition of Theaters of Color (CTC) which was first convened in 2004 by the late Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee to address funding inequity among theaters of color. Today, CTC seeks to sustain the legacy of our institutions while producing plays that tell our stories, our way, with pride and dignity. We currently receive funding from a City Council Initiative via the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month from viBe Theater Experience (viBe)! We continue to acknowledge and celebrate the achievem...
09/15/2023

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month from viBe Theater Experience (viBe)! We continue to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of those who are Hispanic and Latin American, as well as the rich history, traditions and culture that has been passed down through the younger generations.

We are proud of their resilience, growth and accomplishments from their past, present and future. You are seen and appreciated!

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month from viBe Theater Experience (viBe)! We continue to acknowledge and celebrate the achievem...
09/15/2023

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month from viBe Theater Experience (viBe)! We continue to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of those who are Hispanic and Latin American, as well as the rich history, traditions and culture that has been passed down through the younger generations. We are proud of their resilience, growth and accomplishments from their past, present and future. You are seen and appreciated!

Thank you ALL so much for your support during our 2022-2023 fiscal year. Cheers to what's to come in our 2023-2024 seaso...
08/21/2023

Thank you ALL so much for your support during our 2022-2023 fiscal year. Cheers to what's to come in our 2023-2024 season! 🌹🌹🌹

After 6-7 years of Board service and leading as the Board Chair, Cheryl Overton will be ending her term at the end of Au...
08/18/2023

After 6-7 years of Board service and leading as the Board Chair, Cheryl Overton will be ending her term at the end of August of 2023. Cheryl has made countless contributions to the viBe community and has been a passionate supporter of viBe's and we truly appreciate all that!

Cheryl has done over the years! Please join us as we celebrate the fashionable Cheryl in her last days at viBe!

For the second question asked this Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), we have viBe's Co-Executive Director chiming in!     ...
08/18/2023

For the second question asked this Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), we have viBe's Co-Executive Director chiming in!

To bring more attention to Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), we at viBe have asked some of our employees and participants ...
08/11/2023

To bring more attention to Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), we at viBe have asked some of our employees and participants alike to answer some of the questions posed by BPM this year!

Happy   !As we continue to celebrate our 20 year anniversary, we are excited to close out the fiscal year with Black Phi...
08/03/2023

Happy !

As we continue to celebrate our 20 year anniversary, we are excited to close out the fiscal year with Black Philanthropy Month (BPM) highlighting the 2023 theme and how we at viBe continue to contribute to our community (for this month and beyond) with support from you all!

Link to donate and spread the word is in our bio!

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INTRODUCING: Brianna Harrison (Marketing and Development Intern)!An artist, music creator, Twitch streamer, video editor...
07/20/2023

INTRODUCING: Brianna Harrison (Marketing and Development Intern)!

An artist, music creator, Twitch streamer, video editor, animator, and fashion enthusiast, Brianna Harrison loves all things creative! They graduated from the Borough Manhattan Community College and has been expanding their knowledge/skills on their one true love: the arts.

They have been a part of programs such as viBe Apprentices, WiTNY (now Breakthrough Tech). They are currently working towards getting back into animation, filming a short film or music video, and dropping their first album!

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INTRODUCING: Nicole Stewart (Marketing and Development Intern)!Using activism and acting, Nicole Stewart works to secure...
07/20/2023

INTRODUCING: Nicole Stewart (Marketing and Development Intern)!

Using activism and acting, Nicole Stewart works to secure justice for Black Americans and other marginalized groups in the world. Growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina, Nicole witnessed first-hand the inequalities around her. Attracted to the arts, she saw this as a way to challenge those boundaries. She is currently a student at New York University pursuing a B.F.A. in Drama.

She has worked with organizations such as The Beautiful Project, Grantmakers for Girls of Color, and now viBe Theater!

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INTRODUCING: Savannah Anderson (Summer '23 Intern)! Hello! My name is Savannah. A little bit about me is that I am very ...
07/20/2023

INTRODUCING: Savannah Anderson (Summer '23 Intern)!

Hello! My name is Savannah. A little bit about me is that I am very passionate about Art, History, and Literature! I do consider myself an artist since I spend a lot of time drawing and painting while creating mixed-media pieces as well. Creating, in general, is very special to me and I express the love and need for creation in my personal works.

Practicing art from a young age opened a new world for me, I was able to discover and appreciate what was around me more. I realized how creation is everywhere and it has a large impact on communities, emotions, time, and life overall!

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INTRODUCING: Samaiya Coates (Summer '23 Intern)!My name is Samaiya Coates. I am a junior in Brooklyn High School of the ...
07/20/2023

INTRODUCING: Samaiya Coates (Summer '23 Intern)!

My name is Samaiya Coates. I am a junior in Brooklyn High School of the Arts. I am a visual arts major at my school. I am excited that I was put into the viBe theater experience as an intern and I have enjoyed the time that I have had here in just this little time.

I love to be creative visually and I always try to look up and experience new art supplies. I have been creating ever since I was young maybe about 4 until now and hope that I can continue to create.

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On June 27th, the Supreme Court made the decision to reject affirmative action programs nation-wide at colleges and univ...
07/07/2023

On June 27th, the Supreme Court made the decision to reject affirmative action programs nation-wide at colleges and universities. And we, at viBe, lament this decision as it has/is affecting the opportunities of BIPOC students and professionals in all fields.

Let's educate ourselves on this decision and what it means for BIPOC scholars/staff in the U.S.

Share resources and support ideas in the comments so that we can have an open, honest and productive conversation around this with the rest of our community!

Wishing Michelan Le’Monier, viBe’s Co-Executive Director, the most viBrant birthday! We are all so blessed to know Mimi ...
06/21/2023

Wishing Michelan Le’Monier, viBe’s Co-Executive Director, the most viBrant birthday!

We are all so blessed to know Mimi and call her a sister-friend and colleague! To know Mimi is to know that she is the epitome of creativity, curiosity, and fun! From her poetry to her dance moves, Mimi shines her light! Every day, she inspires us to live freely and happily without shame.

Happy birthday to the legend!

Join us while we celebrate Juneteenth, a day made to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved Black people throughout Te...
06/19/2023

Join us while we celebrate Juneteenth, a day made to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved Black people throughout Texas!

Click the button below to learn more about this historic event that took place in 1865!

https://www.juneteenth.com/history/

Meet Writer and Performer Elizabeth Rodriguez.NOTE: Due to the poor air quality caused by Canadian wildfires, this perfo...
06/07/2023

Meet Writer and Performer Elizabeth Rodriguez.

NOTE: Due to the poor air quality caused by Canadian wildfires, this performance will be postponed for the time being. This, however, doesn't mean you can't reserve your spot!

Eventbrite link is in our bio! viBe participants and alum are encouraged to reach out directly to viBe staff for tickets!

Meet Writer and Performer Felicity Munera.NOTE: Due to the poor air quality caused by Canadian wildfires, this performan...
06/07/2023

Meet Writer and Performer Felicity Munera.

NOTE: Due to the poor air quality caused by Canadian wildfires, this performance will be postponed for the time being. This, however, doesn't mean you can't reserve your spot!

Eventbrite link is in our bio! viBe participants and alum are encouraged to reach out directly to viBe staff for tickets!

Meet Writer and Performer Alexis Rodriguez.NOTE: Due to the poor air quality caused by Canadian wildfires, this performa...
06/07/2023

Meet Writer and Performer Alexis Rodriguez.

NOTE: Due to the poor air quality caused by Canadian wildfires, this performance will be postponed for the time being. This, however, doesn't mean you can't reserve your spot!

Eventbrite link is in our bio! viBe participants and alum are encouraged to reach out directly to viBe staff for tickets!

Join the participants of v.i.Be. for their performance of “Making Herstory in New York”, six unstoppable young women exp...
06/07/2023

Join the participants of v.i.Be. for their performance of “Making Herstory in New York”, six unstoppable young women explore respect, validation, childhood memories, and speaking their truths in an original theatre piece.

v.i.Be. is created in partnership with viBe Theater Experience and New Settlement Program for Girls and Young Women. Writers and Performers are Elizabeth Rodriguez, Felicity Munera, and Alexis Rodriguez, with Chanela Vasquez, Mele Borges, and Sandra Cruz as the v.i.Be. Co-Teaching Artists.

NOTE: Due to the poor air quality caused by Canadian wildfires, this performance will be postponed for the time being. This, however, doesn't mean you can't reserve your spot!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vibe-residency-presents-making-herstory-in-ny-tickets-619071939837?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse

Celebrate with viBe as we continue to acknowledge and uplift our diverse community! Be proud of who you are, who you wil...
06/01/2023

Celebrate with viBe as we continue to acknowledge and uplift our diverse community! Be proud of who you are, who you will become, and those who paved the way for us to be our authentic selves 🎉 ***r

05/30/2023
For our third, here's Nefertiti Stanton!Nefertiti Stanton is delighted to be a part of viBe Theater Experiences' costume...
05/25/2023

For our third, here's Nefertiti Stanton!

Nefertiti Stanton is delighted to be a part of viBe Theater Experiences' costume design program. She is a sophomore at Brooklyn Highschool of the Arts. She has been working with viBe for a year, as a director and playwright. It’s been wonderful expressing her creativity in a new light by exploring her original play Driving Force through design.

For our second featured costume designer, here's Ero Rodriguez!Ero Rodriguez is grateful to have viBe Theater Experience...
05/25/2023

For our second featured costume designer, here's Ero Rodriguez!

Ero Rodriguez is grateful to have viBe Theater Experiences' costume design be their first program with viBe. They are currently a 2nd year undergraduate playwright at the University of California San Diego. Ero is excited to present their costume design visions for Conscious Nostalgia by Miosori Polanco.

Introducing our first costume designer: Ana Bellizzio!Currently a Senior at South Dade Senior Highschool, from Troupe 36...
05/25/2023

Introducing our first costume designer: Ana Bellizzio!

Currently a Senior at South Dade Senior Highschool, from Troupe 3637, Ana Bellizzio has been working with viBe Theater Experiences for the first time as a costume designer. She has expressed her love for costume design through competitions and won awards to the states level. She loves and enjoys costume design and uses it as a way to express herself and thoughts on stage!

JOB POSITION OPEN: Artistic DirectorviBe Theater Experience is seeking an experienced, motivated, and entrepreneurial le...
05/16/2023

JOB POSITION OPEN: Artistic Director

viBe Theater Experience is seeking an experienced, motivated, and entrepreneurial leader to be our Artistic Director. The ideal candidate is someone who is looking to provide strategic vision and program management to strengthen viBe’s artistic programming. This is a full-time position based in New York City with a $70K starting salary and a benefits package.

Applications are being accepted until May 31st! Interested candidates should email our Co-Executive Directors, Michelan Le’Monier and Beryl Ford, at [email protected] and [email protected] with your most recent resume/CV and cover letter.

This Sunday marks 2023’s   and to our   youth/Young Women who may have experienced loss, have difficult relationships wi...
05/14/2023

This Sunday marks 2023’s and to our youth/Young Women who may have experienced loss, have difficult relationships with their mothers, or find themselves under the spectrum of needing extra love on mother’s day… We see you. Take time for yourself and engage in any practice that will give you what you need.

To the mothers and caregivers in our community, thank you for all that you do to uplift and support our youth. You are deeply loved and appreciated!

Join viBe and WP Theater for our viBePages to Stages cohort as they share their experiences as emerging costume designer...
05/11/2023

Join viBe and WP Theater for our viBePages to Stages cohort as they share their experiences as emerging costume designers! Get tickets before they’re sold out!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vibepages-to-stages-presents-stories-behind-the-thread-tickets-619054577907

Join viBe and New Settlement Program for Girls and Young Women for our v.i.Be. Bronx Residency cohort's final performance of the Spring 2023 Season!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vibe-residency-presents-making-herstory-in-ny-tickets-619071939837

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Do you have a 2019 calendar of events--your website needs to be updated! Phone number--calls are not going through.
Scratches in the water help clear the air is PHENOMENAL!!!!
Those young ladies really have a future ahead of them. The title of the play spoke VOLUMES to me and as the story unfolded I understood...scratches in the water...help clear the air. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL LADIES!
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