REBEL VERSES is a two-week festival of performances by some of the best youth companies in NYC 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.
The 2019 Festival spans two weekends with six performances —
Week One Performances: August 8-10 at 7pm
Thursday, August 8: Vanessa Hidary (aka “The Hebrew Mamita”)
Friday, August 9: Alex Newell (“Glee”)
Saturday, August 10: Danny Hoch (“She’s Gotta Have It”)
Week Two Performances: August 15-17 at 7pm
Sean Carvajal (KING LEAR, JESUS HOPPED THE ‘A’ TRAIN), Emcee
Developing Artists Theater Company
Vineyard Theatre Student Ensemble
Alumni Theater Company
G!rl Be Heard
Loco-Motion Dance Theatre
MCC Youth Company
Thursday, August 15: Tina Fabrique (RAGTIME)
Friday, August 16: Brandon Victor Dixon (“Rent: Live”)
Saturday, August 17: Joe Morton (“Scandal”)
REBEL VERSES encourages young artists to explore their unique voice. Some pieces deal with sex and violence, and some content may not be appropriate for audience members under age 13.
*Guest artists subject to change.
REBEL VERSES is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; as well as the New York State Council on the Arts. Additional support is provided by Con Edison, the Michael Tuch Foundation, the Miranda Family Fund of the Hispanic Federation, the NYC & Co. Foundation, and the Tiger Baron Foundation.