Education + Outreach:
Stage One: ARTiculation
ARTICULATION: THEATRE FOR OUR GENERATION
A slick combination of interactive theater and urban poetics, Company One’s ARTiculation is a poetry-slam turned performance piece; a mosaic of life, love, youth, religion and art using spoken-word poetry, improvisation and a hard hitting hip-hop beat. The show follows six young poets as they share their amazing love for this art form and the world it has created for them. A unique exploration of the relationship between classical theater and underground performance poetry, ARTiculation pulls you into an artistic revolution built on urban poetics and dynamic live theatre. Since its premiere at the Boston Center for the Arts in August of 2005, ARTiculation has been touring to colleges and high schools across the east coast.
"ARTiculation delivered a power-packed 30-minute performance to my Introduction to Theater class, which consists of over 200 students, very few of them theater majors. The performance held them spellbound, and for good reason: it was funny, honest, in-your-face, and it came directly from a place my students could relate to. It was also tremendously artful and polished, both in terms of the writing (on themes such a prejudice, patriotism, politics, race, religion, and love) and in terms of the tightly choreographed, highly energetic performances that brought the words to life."
- Harley Erdman, Professor of Theatre History, UMass Amherst