A B O U T

Mission Statement

 

ReBirth Arts Collective is a community-based performing arts production company, and educational organization that produces and creates transformational theatrical experiences that magnify, educate, mobilize, entertain, and raise consciousness around current and historical social justice topics. As a cultural and educational organization we design and preserve a standard of BIPOC art that includes sharing authentic and multi-layered stories through theater, dance, music, and film. Since 2010, it has been our purpose to cultivate an ensemble of artists to create original works and provide programming to strengthen communities by delivering on the following:

  • Providing a space for artists and aspiring artists to refine and develop literary skills.

  • Producing theater & film that enhances cultural identity by telling narratives that promote and celebrate BIPOC experiences.

  • Providing training, workshop, and educational opportunities in performance theater.

  • Building cultural communities by providing training, development, and performance opportunities to multi-ethnic and under-served artists 

 

Organizational History

 

Since 2010 ReBirth Arts Collective has brought together a committed group of artists and educators who have dedicated their time and talent to enrich the lives of at-risk Bridgeport youth. Through our collective’s services, we have been able to:

 

  • Provide arts entertainment to over 15,000 people in the Greater Bridgeport community

  • Create and operate ReBirth Arts Intensive, an arts & career training camp. Programming was housed on the campus of Housatonic Community College.

  • Collaborate with community organizations to provide community events, such as: open mic’s, one act plays, African drum & dance lessons, improvisation shows, and galas.        

  • Write and direct 5 plays, 3 of which premiered in Housatonic Community College’s high tech performing arts center.

  • Facilitate over 40 creative writing workshops 

  • Mentor students to matriculate to high school, community college, or a four year institution 

 

With a fiscal sponsor in place, ReBirth Arts Collective will be entering a new stage of organizational development. The Summer Arts Intensive is the first program we have launched and will grow over a period of 3-5 years. Our second, an after school Arts and Literacy program that will continue our summer work throughout the school year and reach further into the community, impacting a larger number of youth and families.

O u r  T e a m

Tenisi Davis

 

LA-Toya Washington Davis

 

Jason Hall