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Roots and River Productions

I am pleased to announce the formation of the new Brooklyn-based company Roots and River Productions. Roots and River’s mission is to cultivate and support creative work grounded in the community. The company serves as a home for artists of color in the New York City metropolitan area. Roots and River is an incubator for new work, a site of artistic exploration, and an agency for community outreach.

Roots and River’s primary programming includes a mentorship program designed to pair emerging black queer artists, especially those just coming out of college, with established artists in their field. Roots and River also produces the Voicebox Writing Workshops, which were originally developed in London, UK by Artistic Director Azure D. Osborne-Lee in collaboration with New Shoes Theatre and Central School of Speech & Drama. Look for the Voicebox Workshops and the Voicebox method of creating new work this summer in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas and this fall in New York City!

Roots and River Productions has a particular interest in supporting the work of emerging interdisciplinary and performing artists. In 2012 Roots and River will kick off an artist residency program. Find out more about Roots and River Productions at our website or on facebook

Roots and River is currently completely funded by contributions from the community. Please consider supporting us by making a donation via our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas.

Roots and River Productions is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Roots and River Productions must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Artwork by Autumn Mackey
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