On August 18th, the teens of TheatreWorks performed their original production, Reclaiming Joy, to a packed house at 3S ArtSpace. The teens created their show in ten days, using devised theatre, a collaborative form of script-making.
For the theatrical pieces, the teens worked closely with director, Katie Juster, to create collaborative vignettes inspired by their writings and reflections on joy, and the uplifting tweets of Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Choreographer, Sarah Duclos worked with the teens to create dances based on photographs and moments that bring them joy. Inspiration for these numbers was also drawn from dance company, Pilobolus, and social media’s effect on our perception of joy.