Events

Camp Destiny Showcases

Every week of Camp Destiny culminates in a performance featuring campers, ages 7-12, who present all they’ve learned in their hip hop dance, martial arts, theater and visual arts classes.

Friday, July 14 5-6pm @ Destiny Arts Center

Friday, July 21 5-6pm @ Destiny Arts Center

Friday, July 28 5-6pm @ Destiny Arts Center

 

 

Black Butterflies – a Dynamic New Play

Black Butterflies
An American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Collaborative Youth Arts Project Play


Written by Darren Canaday & Directed by Lauren Spencer

PERFORMANCES @ A.C.T.

Tuesday, July 25 @ 7pm
Wednesday, July 26 @ 7pm
Thursday, July 27 @ 7pm
Friday, July 28 @ 7pm
Saturday, July 29 @ 7pm

Tickets:  $20
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PERFORMANCES @ DESTINY

Friday, August 4 @ 7pm
Saturday, August 5 @ 2pm

Tickets:  $10-$20 sliding scale for adults; $5 for youth
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Black Butterflies, a Collaborative Youth Arts Project, is a play created especially for young actors from three arts communities, united together in an exciting production performed at A.C.T.’s new Strand Theater and Oakland’s Destiny Arts Center. This world premiere includes a cast of young actors from A.C.T.’s Education & Community Programs, the Young Conservatory, and Destiny Arts Center.

About the Play
When you’re a young girl of color caught in a stifling web of educational neglect, calcified courts, and an overwhelmed incarceration system, orange ain’t the new black—it’s a trap. Behind the scenes though, there are complicated, varied stories of girls trying to survive and escape that shadow web with their humanity, dignity, and individuality intact. This exploration of the unique effects of what we problematically call “the school-to-prison pipeline” on girls of color will reveal the community-wide collusion of parents, educators, and litigants that has led us here . . . and what it may take to get out

For more information about the Destiny showing, contact Bryan Massengale @ (510) 597-1619 x 100 OR bryan@destinyarts.org.

    Soon after I started participating in Destiny programs, things rapidly started to turn around for me.

    Daudi Manent’o
    Destiny Alum 1990-1997, College graduate, Scientist