Te’s Harmony


     “Te’s Harmony” (2013) is a spoken word theater piece written and performed by Richmond youth. Members of RAW Talent, the creative arts collective within the Making Waves Education Program, will present their modern-day rendition of Romeo and Juliet for the stage, reworking the Shakespearean masterpiece into an allegory for the socio-economic conditions haunting their city and their daily lives. It is the classic tale of star-crossed lovers when Te from North Richmond falls for Harmony from Central, and they must fight for love in the midst of a war that has devastated their community for too long. This “choreopoem” will be a mash-up of theater, poetry, dance, music and film, remixing Shakespearean verse with spoken word and Richmond vernacular. This show will push the boundaries of artistic genres, and ultimately push the audience to question the culture of violence in our city; to re-imagine Richmond through the lens of love.

Time: To Be Announced

Location: To Be Announced