2023 REGISTRATION OPEN! CLICK HERE.

Dates: January 10th-February 10th (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
4:30 p.m. to 6:30p.m.

Program location: Martha Miller No Longer Bound Community Center
5616 Mitchell Road, Levittown, PA 19057

Performance date: Feb 10th, at 6:30pm
Performance location: Bristol Riverside Theatre Rehearsal Studio
201 Cedar St, Bristol, PA (green building)

Amplifying
Black Brilliance
creates immersive experiences for youth to celebrate heritage within the African diaspora through creative expression, cultural appreciation, education, and mentorship. ABB is a free community program recommended for youth ages 7-17. Program participants engage in arts educational activities twice a week over the course of five weeks beginning January 10th-February 10th. Celebrating their achievements as an ensemble, participants present their showcase to the community at Bristol Riverside Theatre’s rehearsal studio. In June, youth in ABB have the opportunity to perform excerpts from their showcase at the annual Juneteenth festival, located at Bristol Lions Park.

Amplifying Black Brilliance is hosted by Bristol Riverside Theatre Education and No Longer Bound in partnership with African American Historical and Cultural Society of Bucks County.

Congrats to all youth in The Amplifying Black Brilliance Program. We look forward to seeing you in 2023!

History of Amplifying Black Brilliance

Amplifying Black Brilliance took place for the first time in person on February 1, 2022, at the brand-new Martha Miller No Longer Bound Community Center! This program is facilitated by BRT Education and No Longer Bound in partnership with African American Historical and Cultural Society of Bucks County. Amplifying Black Brilliance is in its 3rd year of programming, launching for the first time virtually in March 2021. Throughout the years, youth have participated in Acting, Poetry, Hip Hop Dance, and African Drumming classes.

In 2022, African American Historical and Cultural Society of Bucks County presented workshops for participants highlighting the life of Harriet Tubman through historical research, free hand sketching workshops, and performances about the life of Harriet Tubman by Louise Davis. Ms. Davis is a relative of Harriet Tubman, artist, and trailblazer of African American history & culture. Educational resources such as books by influential Black Americans in history were provided by African American Historical and Cultural Society of Bucks County. On March 18, 2022, youth in the Amplifying Black Brilliance program shined in their ensemble showcase, Harriet Lives.The showcase took place at Bristol Riverside Theatre’s rehearsal studio. In addition, youth in ABB performed excerpts from their showcase at the annual Juneteenth festival, located at Bristol Lions Park. We are so excited to continue Amplifying Black Brilliance in 2023!

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