New Victory LabWorks presents: In The Land of Mauve and Gold by Arif Silverman – Work in Progress

April 8, 2023 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Be a part of the process! In The Land of Mauve and Gold by Arif Silverman is a brand new fairy tale musical intended for young femme performers. In the show, three children have a simultaneous dream compelling them to confront an empress and demand she decontaminate the waters of the empire, which are becoming so polluted that its people are getting very sick. The show includes themes of climate change, power, advocacy, family, grief, and joy.

WHEN: April 8 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Doors open at 1:45 PM)
WHERE: Carpenter’s Shop at Snug Harbor
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ADMISSION: Free | Registration requested

The performance will be a concert, showcasing five or six  from the show, interspersed with a summary of the narrative. Join us and share your feedback with the creators- a vital part of the process. This performance is geared toward 9 – 14 year olds. Advance RSVP highly recommended. Please note that all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Please include all members of your party when you register. After registration closes, walk ups will be welcome if space allows.

Arif Silverman (he/him) is a Brooklyn based actor, writer, teacher, and composer. His children’s musical THE STRAY was produced at the 14th Street Y in 2019. He has four solo shows, which have been performed across the country: NOLIE MIN TANGIBLE (Grafton Correctional Facility, Dixon Place), CONSTELLARIUM (Theatre Row, Access Theater), GALAHAD AND THE DRAGONS (BorderLight Fringe), and AMERICAN REFUGEE (HERE Arts Center). He is currently at work on a multimedia fantasy series, which includes his radio play BLACKBLADE which premiered through Dixon Place in late 2020. He currently teaches Drama to middle schoolers at the Hewitt School, an all girls’ school in the Upper East Side. This summer, his latest solo play AMERICAN REFUGEE will receive a reading at IATI Theater, and will be performed as part of the BorderLight Fringe Festival in Cleveland.

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.

NEW VICTORY LabWorks provides financial and developmental resources as well as opportunities for exchange with local and international arts professionals, including artists, educators, presenters, producers and other practitioners in the field of performing arts for young people.

NEW VICTORY LabWorks offers an experience tailored to each artist’s individual creative processes. Offerings include a fee of $15,000, professional development, networking, and community support. The program also offers the opportunity to hold invited rehearsals for industry professionals, fellow artists and NEW VICTORY kid and family audiences with facilitated feedback sessions.

Please note: the attendance list for this event will be shared with our partner, the New Victory Theater, to stay connected with you on future events. If you do not wish to have your contact information shared, please indicate that in the Comments field when you register.

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.