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A musician’s dream: Malcolm Cross and The Possibility Project

Rehearsal for The Possibility Project's "Stop Requested". Photo: Agnes May Photography.

Teens who join The Possibility Project spend a year working with the organization, creating and producing their own musical. As you might imagine, the magic of this organization is in results that go way beyond the birth of a new work of theater. Here’s our interview with professional composer Malcolm Cross and teenage foster child AJ Patterson.

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Artist exhibit: Malcolm Cross and AJ Patterson perform “Shine”

Rehearsal for The Possibility Project's "Stop Requested". Photo: Agnes May Photography.

“I’d never had anyone there to support me.” You’d never guess it, hearing foster child Adreanna “AJ” Patterson sing. She attributes much of the confidence and skill she exhibits now to her participation in The Possibility Project, who use the arts to empower youth to change their lives and communities for the better. AJ wrote the song “Shine” with professional composer Malcolm Cross, who directed a Possiblity Project musical in which she took part, and who helped develop her natural talent into the vibrant and soulful voice you hear on “Shine”. Hear Malcolm accompany her in a really fantastic performance of this potent inspirational song.

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TeAda Presents “Delicious Reality: The Immigration Experience”

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TeAda partnered with two different groups, ROCLA (Restaurant Opportunities Center-Los Angeles) and SEACA (Southeast Asian Community Alliance), to create workshops for immigrants. Theatrical production Delicious Reality portrays these immigrants’ stories in a common immigrant job setting—the kitchen of a restaurant. The play runs May 10th-19th, 2013.

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So Much to Tell: playwright Raúl Dorantes

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The play De Camino al Ahorita by teacher, cultural activist, and writer Raúl Dorantes addresses the contrast between the promise of America and its dystopian backstory—and how these figure into the lives of immigrants. Dorantes donates some of the proceeds from his work to organizations like Casa Aztlan, which provides arts education, emergency services, and a variety of Latino cultural and civil services.

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