Land and Body
Power Street is bringing back our
FREE Summer Theatre Class for adults
in a virtual setting via zoom!
Power Street is excited to offer Land and Body for summer 2021 to give adults a chance to escape the routine of life and return to imagination and play!
These free virtual theater classes, taught in English, via zoom offers the chance to explore Storytelling with Power Street's summer teaching artist Sabriaya Shipley!
Sign up for a chance to gain confidence, collaborate with neighbors, and share your voice.
No experience is necessary - just come to each class ready to try new things!
Class is limited to ten (10) students!
Register by June 25th via
If you have any questions contact PST via email .
Devising Community Through Memory led by Sabriaya Shipley (She/They)
July 13th- August 17th, Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00
Explore the multiple voices of community through various storytelling prompts centered around yourself and the communities you come from. Students will explore various tools of the personal monologue and digital storytelling from poetry as performance, community ethnography, personal archiving, and dramaturgy.
Class Dates: July 13th, July 20th, July 27th, August 3rd, August 10th, and August 17th!
Thursday, August 26th 6-9pm
Saturday, August 28th 7-8:30pm
Get to know Sabriaya Shipley (She/They)
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Sabriaya Shipley is a Philadelphia-based Black Queer educator, poet, and community organizer. They hold a BA in Acting with concentration in Poetry as Performance and Poetic Ethnography from Temple University. Sabriaya has worked with Philadelphia Young Playwright as a Resident Playwright and with The Colored Girls Museum's as a Special Projects Fellow and Lead Teaching Artist. She currently works with North Philadelphia’s Tree House Books as a Literacy Program Director fostering partnerships with organizations such as Black Educators Matter in their recent Equity Pod initiative. Sabriaya is the co-founder of Griot Girls, a youth writing collective for young Black girls. Her devised work has been featured at the Painted Bride Art Center, Bartram’s Garden, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, within the Call & Response Journal, Claer Magazine, Ode to Queer, and Dizzie Magazine. Named one of Philadelphia’s A+ Educators by Philadelphia Family Magazine, they are a citizen artist focused on creating and holding space for Black and Brown youth through the arts.
Theatre credits include the Philadelphia Premiere of Ike Holter's Hit the Wall - Roberta (Temple Theaters), Bob: A Life in Five Acts (Azuka Theatre) Clouds in the Kitchen (Painted Bride), Ground that Shout (Philadelphia Contemporary/ Almanac Dance Theatre), Mother Emmanuel: An American Musical (the New Freedom Theatre), Babel (Theatre Exile), For Colored Girls Who.... - Lady in Brown (Temple Theaters), Trade and Generations (Inis Nua Theatre), and Tiny Beautiful Things (Arden Theatre).