The Belonging Project
The Belonging Project is a partnership between the Teens Center at the Eugene Public Library and 15 Night to offer an original works theatre class for all participating youth. The class will culminate in a new work with professional actors and the youth working side by side.
Part I Fall of 2019, teaching artist Willow Jade Norton will be facilitating the creation of new theatre works around the theme of belonging with a group of teens at the Eugene Public Library. Professional actors will be incorporated into the process to collaborate with the youth, showcase their ideas, and support their intentions.
Part II In Winter of 2019 director Willow Jade Norton will weave the source material together into a final performance. Building on the work of the teens and professional actors, production elements and designers will contribute to the theatrical experience and collaborate with the teens to support their stories.
All performances will be free to the public. Local nonprofits serving youth in Lane County will be encouraged to attend. All performances will have audience conversations directly following the performance.