Be a part of the process! Where do we go when we wish to reconnect with someone? How can we support young people through their grief? un lugar imaginario to meet a loved one by Sindy Castro is an interactive bilingual theater experience that welcomes audiences to enter an imaginary place created by a young girl – her memories, her dreams, the place where she remembers her dad – as she navigates going back and forth between her memories and the present. 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.
Sindy is an actress, educator, and theatre artist. She is co-founder of Jugando N Play, a multilingual theatre for young audiences. Their first play The Neighbors – Los Vecinos – Las Vecinas premiered virtually in 2020 to audiences in more than six countries and was remounted in 2021 and 2022.
She graduated with her Masters in Applied Theatre from CUNY’s Schools of Professional Studies in 2019 and was awarded a Distinguished Thesis Honorable Mention from AATE for her thesis “¡BE PREBEARED! TEATRO EN EDUCACIÓN – THEATRE IN EDUCATION” in 2020. Sindy is a teaching artist with Arts Connection, Lincoln Center Theater, New York City Children’s Theatre, and the People’s Theatre Project in NYC. She is a teacher mentor through the Arthur Miller Foundation and an ensemble member of Emit Theatre.
In Chicago, Sindy was a teaching artist/education administrator for seven years and worked with Steppenwolf Theatre, Writers Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Adventure Stage Chicago, and Project AIM. She received a DCASE Theatre and Dance Residency in Chicago for her project Stories from my Mother in 2016.
Sindy was an invited member of Young IDEA at the IDEA Congress in Paris in 2013, a member of the TAD (Teaching Artist Development) Studio Cohort at Columbia College in 2014, part of the Intermediate Teaching Artist Lab at Lincoln Center Education in 2016, and a U.S. Delegate at the International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC) in 2018, 2020, 2022.
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.