Education Programs

REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival

REBEL VERSES is a two-week festival of performances by some of the best youth companies in New York City and beyond.

With a mission to nurture the unapologetic, unrestrained creativity of the next generation, REBEL VERSES provides an opportunity for young artists ages 13-19 to perform their own original work and to collaborate and network with their peers and prominent guest artists. Founded 16 years ago by Developing Artists, and co-produced by Vineyard Theatre, REBEL VERSES celebrates the work these young artists create in an environment that champions the legitimacy of all stories and backgrounds.

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The Festival will feature performances of original work from youth ensembles, including Developing Artists with The Vineyard’s own Vineyard Theatre Student Ensemble, and performances by a variety of notable Guest Artists, who will share the stage with the youth ensembles to close out the show each night. Past Guest Artists have included Brandon Victor Dixon, Joe Morton, LaChanze, Diana Oh, Eric Bogosian, and Daphne Rubin-Vega.

During the two-week Festival, students also participate in workshops and focused discussions with industry guests, which have included actor Judith Light and playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, among others. Each young artist receives a Metrocard to subsidize their transportation to and from The Vineyard, and meals/snacks are provided throughout.