This February, the Richmond Youth Peace Project (RYPP), will present Generation Dream 2016, our annual EduConcert honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For the past eleven years, RYPP–the Peace Center’s program for teens–has showcased talented young people from throughout central Virginia in performances promoting peace, nonviolence and issues of social justice.
As 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 February 5, 7 p.m., at the Richmond Public Library’s downtown branch, as a First Friday event.
A second show is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, February 7, 3 p.m. at the Ashland Theater.
And a third show is scheduled for Sunday, February 21, 3 p.m. at the new Huguenot High School auditorium.
We are seeking musical groups, singers, dancers, actors and spoken word artists.Auditions are required for new performers. Performers from previous years’ shows need not audition again, but must contact us. Performers need not be available for all three 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.
For information or to schedule an audition, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video of previous performances can be viewed on the Peace Center’s YouTube Channel