Still Time to Audition for Generation Dream 2017

Talented young singers, dancers, musicians, actors and spoken word artists:  
We’re still looking to audition performers for Generation Dream 2017!

This February, the Richmond Youth Peace Project (RYPP), will present Generationimg_0833 Dream 2017, our annual tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For more than a decade RYPP–-the Richmond Peace Education Center’s program for teens–-has showcased talented young people from throughout central Virginia in performances promoting peace, nonviolence and social justice. Anyone who has attended one of our previous shows will tell you the performance is always inspirational and uplifting.

This winter’s first show is scheduled for Friday, February 3, 7 p.m., at the Richmond Public Library’s downtown branch, 101 E. Franklin St., Richmond VA 23219, as a First Friday event.

Our second show is set for Wednesday, February 15, 7 p.m., at Martin Luther King Middle School, 1000 Mosby St, Richmond, VA 23223

Our third show will be held on Sunday, February 19, 3:30 p.m. at VCU’s Grace Street Theater, 934 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220.

Auditions are required for new performers. We are seeking musical groups, singers, dancers, actors and spoken word artists. Performers need not be available for both shows dates in order to participate.

All performances should in some way reflect Dr. King’s message of peace, nonviolence and social justice. We encourage performers to consider current issues, both local and global, as they make their selections.  Performances should last no more than five minutes.

For information or to schedule an audition, email

Check out videos of some of last year’s performances here!

Video of the full production can be viewed on the

Peace Center’s YouTube Channel.

Read about last year’s show in the Times-Dispatch.

Listen to a WCVE story about last year’s show.