New Victory LabWorks presents: Environmental Justice Card Game – Work in Progress

February 25, 2023 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Be a part of the process! Environmental Justice Card Game, a New Victory LabWorks work-in-progress by Reynaldo Piniella, is an interactive performance piece that gamifies public policy and community building, encouraging group dialogues around environmental and social strategies by requiring consensus for each round.

Built to begin dialogues and spark ideas, this digital/in-person hybrid experience is meant to be as accessible and fun as it is challenging and realistic.

WHEN:  February 25 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Doors open at 10:45 AM)
WHERE: Carpenter’s Shop at Snug Harbor (View map here) | Enter through Building G
ADMISSION: Free | Reservation requested here

Environmental Justice Card Game invites audiences to form new communities to fight for environmental justice while playing a card game modeled after the legendary trading card games Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh!. It is inspired by the successes of community activist groups such as the Ironbound Community Corporation, Environmental Justice Card Game collects and refracts the hundreds of actions needed to counter environmental racism. Your feedback is crucial to taking this game to the next level.

This performance is geared toward high school age audiences. Advance RSVP highly recommended. Please include all members of your party when you register. After registration closes, walk ups will be welcome if space allows.

Reynaldo Piniella is an actor, writer, activist and educator from East New York, Brooklyn. In 2021, he was in the acting company of two Broadway shows at the same time – Thoughts of a Colored Man and Trouble in Mind. His Off-Broadway acting credits include The Death of the Last Black Man…, Venus (Signature), The Skin of Our Teeth (TFANA), Lockdown (Rattlestick), The Space Between the Letters (The Public/UTR), Lockdown (Rattlestick) and The Best of Theatreworks (Working Theater). Regional acting credits include work at Baltimore Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, O’Neill, Sundance Theatre Lab and Cleveland Play House. As a playwright, his work includes Black Doves (Thomas Barbour award for Playwriting), Real Life RPG (commissioned by Baltimore Center Stage, produced by San Diego Rep, Shakesqueer Theater Company and Pioneer Theater Guild), No Shade (produced by the Lee Strasberg Institute at NYU Tisch), I’m Old School (produced by Single Carrot Theater) and Black and Blue (Ars Nova’s ANT Fest.) He received the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship from Theatre Communications Group to develop a bilingual English-Spanish Hamlet with the Classical Theatre of Harlem. He is a current member of All for One Theater’s Solo Collective and is an alum of the Civilians’ R&D Group. He is the inaugural recipient of the All Stars Project’s Fellowship for Young Artists of Color, a FREEdom Fellow at the Weeksville Heritage Center and has received residencies from the Public Theater’s Shakespeare Initiative and HB Studio. @ReynaldoRey.

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NEW VICTORY LabWorks is for artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color who are creating original works for kids and families. We commit to welcoming and uplifting BIPOC artists who identify as LGBTQ+ and BIPOC artists who identify as disabled. In an effort to diversify the field of performing arts for young audiences and the productions seen on stages across the nation, NEW VICTORY LabWorks supports adventurous performing arts for family audiences that amplify a multitude of voices. As an artistic home for artists of all disciplines, NEW VICTORY LabWorks explores, devises and reimagines what theater for families can be.

This presentation is made possible by the Youth Matters program at Snug Harbor, generously supported in part by NYC Councilmembers Kamillah Hanks and David Carr.