A 5 month-long theater intensive through which youth explore the field of dramaturgy as connected to their work as poets and writers.

This Journal to Journey program now in its 15th year, presented by Urban Word NYC & Hi-ARTS NYC, is a pre-professional youth development theater program led by a director and writing mentor in which youth participate in a five-month process to write, stage, perform and present their one-person show at two professional theaters, Hi-ARTS and New York Live Arts. The aim of this competitive program is to give substantial holistic support and opportunities that bridge spoken word, hip-hop theater and physical theater in the development of an original ensemble show. By linking youth poets with professional theater artists we increase opportunities for achieving life goals, learning new skills, and collaborating creatively with other artists.

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