Power of Our Voices

Theatre and poetry inspired by Gordon Parks’ “A Choice of Weapons”

A Choice of Weapons by Gordon ParksPower of Our Voices students have created monologues, scenes and poetry from passages of the One Minneapolis, One Read selection for the 2013-14 school year, Gordon Parks’ A Choice of Weapons. This is a prelude of the full performance in the spring.

Come and get a taste of what happens when Gordon Parks’ word come to life in the mind of today’s youth.

November 22 & 23, 2013

Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm

Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue S. Minneapolis, MN
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Admission is free. RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook.

Summer POV

Summer Power of Our Voices

Power of Our Voices, Pillsbury House and Theatre’s teen performing arts program, kicks off its 8-weeks of summer sessions on June 24th. Led by Resident Teaching artist Antoine Duke, the program incorporates theater, spoken word, and dance. Classes are free–just show up. For questions or more info, call 612-787-3620.
June 24 – August 17, 2013

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 – 8pm

at Pillsbury House Theater
3501 Chicago Avenue S, Minneapolis
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Power of Our Voices Showcase: May 10

Power of Our Voices - Performance Showcase

Through out the school year, Keno Evol, aka Antoine Duke, has been teaching Power of Our Voices, an after school Hip Hop / Theater / Spoken Word program in which young adults create original work.

Come join us for POV’s end-of-year celebration as the youth ensemble showcase their original performance based in Hip Hop, Theater, Spoken Word, and Movement.

May 10th 7:00pm

at Pillsbury House Theater
3501 Chicago Avenue S, Minneapolis
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The performance is free of charge and open to all ages.

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Power of Our Voices (POV) uses theater as the foundational tool to reach at risk teens that are in danger of dropping out or discontinuing their educations. POV's goal is not to develop talented performers. Broadly speaking the POV vision for participants is to develop leadership skills, acquire vocational strategies, improve academic performance and connect with community resources. We seek students who fall through the cracks of our education system and empower them to create positive changes in their academic lives by helping them to develop patterns of cooperation, disciplined work habits and effective problem solving skills thorough the creation of high quality performances of theatre. POV meets three days a week with two day devoted to arts training and the third day spent with volunteer tutors from area colleges. We foster critical thinking by examining literary works for structure and themes, analyzing them and placing them in a contemporary setting. All of these activities strengthen literacy skills and foster a greater view of how one full participates in their community.
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