The HEARD Project is The Rep's new storytelling and poetry outreach initiative reaching underserved teens in Central Arkansas. In four months of weekly writing and performance workshops, students developed original written work exploring the theme of identity. Watch the video to learn more from the project educators and see the workshops in action.
BYE BYE BIRDIE wasn't scheduled to begin rehearsals until early June at Arkansas Repertory Theatre, but the initiative to train and recruit local teen talent began last fall. The first installment in the new mini docu-series, "Building Birdie," follows free audition workshops led by Director of Education Anna Kimmell to hundreds of teens in public high schools across Pulaski County. BYE BYE BIRDIE, scheduled for the summer of 2020, was recently canceled due to COVID-19. This