The Odyssey Project

Theater collaboration between teens from Los Prietos Boys Camp and UCSB students to create a re-write of Homer's The Odyssey using their own life stories.

When: Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, 2 p.m.

Where: Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara

Cost: Not available

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Theater


The Odyssey Project partners teens from Los Prietos Boys Camp with UC students. Each member is encouraged to develop their own unique voice supported by a network of university and community contributors including a mask maker, poet, storyteller, martial artist and hip-hop choreographer. This process culminates in a performance at Center Stage.

The project seeks to demonstrate how artistic cooperation transcends class, racial and social barriers and how art with rehabilitation serves as an alternative to incarceration and penalty. The project is social change in action: it provides a democratic blueprint - a level playing field between teens at risk and UC students. It promotes leadership roles for youth through a creative process that serves as a teaching tool for life. It empowers and honors both groups by encouraging self-determination and choice making abilities with positive outcomes. Conception Media of Santa Barbara is currently filming a documentary short on this experimental process. It will examine the efficacy of this creative collaboration as a model for social justice and life affirming transformation.

Click here to read more about The Odyssey Project.

Phone: 805-963-0408

Event posted July 18, 2012
Last updated Aug. 2, 2012


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