Project: Transform

Project: Transform

What is Project: Transform?

Project: Transform is a 6-week 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. Hone your artistry while working closely with special guest artist to create an original theatre piece. Learn about the transformative POWER of the theatre and let your voice be heard.

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.

Neighborhood Studios

Project: Transform in the summer of 2020 was made available through the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s Neighborhood Studios program. Neighborhood Studios is made possible with support from Travelers, Lincoln Financial Foundation, Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A, Trust, Charles Nelson Robinson Fund, Bank of America, N.A, Trustee, Farmington Bank Community Foundation, Berkshire Bank Foundation, and Stanley D. and Hinda N. Fisher Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

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