Project: Transform

Project: Transform

What is Project: Transform?

Project Transform is a FREE VIRTUAL AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM that will give you the opportunity to speak your mind about the change you would like to see in your neighborhood, community and world. You will work closely with guest artist Ludmila de Brito to create and perform an original theatre piece. Come learn about the transformative power of the theatre in your own community, and let your voice be heard!

Teaching Artist

Ludmila de Brito

Ludmila de BritoLud is a director from Brazil focused on the development of new plays, community building, and facilitating conflict resolution through empathy. Lud has directed in the US, Singapore and India, and has led yearly workshops at Casa da Amizade (Brazil). She is a Miranda Family Fellow as well as an alum of the O’Neill NTI, Advanced Directing TM, and United World College South East Asia.  She has worked with Hartford Stage as a teaching artist is various capacities, including teaching an online playwriting class for youth and directing last summer’s online version of Project Transform, working with writer, performer and teaching artist Nilaja Sun.

Summer 2020 Project: Transform

This music video is an excerpt from the full-length performance piece created and performed by Project: Transform participants in the summer of 2020 with teaching artist Nilaja Sun. The music was composed by Kevin Scott and the video edited by Ludmila Brito.

Teens are Talking

“The most important thing I learned is have fun and say what’s on your mind.”
Sophomore from Newington

“This project was different from my school because it was far more introspective and collaborative”
Senior from Norwalk

“The best thing about this project was being given a chance to work with other people who share the same dream and interest as me.”
Senior from Hartford

“I learned that all the hard work pays off when you get the audiences’ smiles in return.”
– Sophomore from Bloomfield

“The most important thing I learned from this project was be yourself, be open to change, love you for you.”
Junior from Hartford

“I was able to work with kids from across Connecticut and I was able to perform some place new, not just at my school but getting out to the whole Connecticut community.”
Junior from Ridgefield

 “The best thing was working with new people; opposites might attract to make something great.”
Junior from Hartford

“I learned how much fun it is to work with a bunch of people, all bringing their unique experiences and insight.“
Junior from Ridgefield