Youth Performers: Audition for Generation Dream

Talented young singers, dancers, musicians, actors and spoken word artists: It’s time to audition for Richmond Youth Peace Project’s Generation Dream 2017.

This February, the Richmond Youth Peace Project (RYPP), will present Generation Dream 2017, our annual tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For more than a decade RYPP–the Peace 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.IMG_0833

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

Our second show will be held on Sunday, February 19, 3 p.m. at VCU’s Grace Street Theater.

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 be limited to no more than five minutes.

For information or to schedule an audition, email  Auditions will also be held at our November RYPP Meetup, Monday November 21, 4:30 p.m., at First Unitarian/Universalist church, 1000 Blanton Ave., Richmond VA 23221.

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Video of previous performances 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.