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About SPARC

Through exceptional performing arts education, SPARC helps youth find their inner light and share it with the world!

SPARC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1981 and is one of the nation’s most comprehensive, community-based youth performing arts education organizations. We provide an atmosphere where creative expression flourishes, meaningful connections are built, and individuality is celebrated.

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SPARC is in constant motion!  New announcements and updates are happening all the time.  Follow us in real time through our Instagram and Facebook feeds below. 

It’s Day 1 of New Voices! We are so excited to have this group of passionate playwrights from across Virginia in our zoom room. Stay tuned this week and next for updates and messages from the playwrights themselves! #NewVoicesForTheTheater #NVTonline ...

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ONE MORE DAY to audition for the New Voices for the Theater Acting Company!

We have opened up the acting pool to ALL AGES. Complete an application and submit a Contemporary 1-minute monologue by June 10, 2022.

SPARC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, abilities, and ages to audition for the New Voices for the Theater acting company. All rehearsals and performances will take place on Zoom June 27 - July 2. Submissions details, play summaries, and character descriptions can be found at via the link in the bio.
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Here’s @spectrum.rva with @bebe_gunnn from today’s youth pride event @lewisginter

We had such a blast today! Thank you to everyone who came out and showed support!
📸: Paul Major
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#Repost @lewisginter with @make_repost
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Today from 1- 3 p.m. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is celebrating LGBTQ+ youth and their families. Come and enjoy special performances by @sparcrichmond and @spectrum.rva touring ensemble and performances by fabulous local drag queens.
Meet and connect with LGBTQ+ youth community partners like He She Ze and We who will be onsite with resources and information for all. More info in the link in our bio under Pride.
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#RVA #VA #rvakids #lgbtq🌈 #lgbtq #Pride #RVApride #pridemonth
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STUDENT ACTORS ! New Voices for the Theater NEEDS YOU! Seeking actors for student written plays that will be produced over Zoom. New Voices is just a one-week time commitment with flexibility based on play assignment. Link to play and character descriptions in the bio. ...

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We held a contest for youth to submit their original art to be featured on the Live Art: I’ve Got You poster, and Aubrey’s work was chosen! Congratulations, Aubrey! Thank you for your beautiful painting. ...

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Hey Teens! We're holding a Senior Celebration for friends who are graduating this year and YOU ALL are invited to come. The night will include performances from Touring Ensemble and a open mic. Come celebrate on June 3, 2022 at 6 pm! To learn more and RSVP, visit www.sparcrichmond.org. We look forward to seeing you there! ...

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Calling all student Stage Managers (or those interested in stage management)! We're looking for 3 young people to manage our online rehearsals & shows for New Voices For The Theater's Festival of New Works June 26-July 2. Rehearsal and tech schedule below! If you are interested, send us a DM or email Production Manager, Amy Almond, at aalmond@sparcrichmond.org.

NVT Schedule:
June 26, 2022
Festival of New Works, Virtual Company Orientation 2-4pm

June 27-30, 2022 Virtual Rehearsals: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

July 1, 2022 Virtual Tech Rehearsals:
Play 1: Tech 11am –1pm
Play 2: Tech 2pm- 4pm
Play 3: Tech 4pm - 6pm
Play 4: Tech 7pm-9pm

July 2, 2022 Virtual Filming:
Play 1: Filming 11am-12pm
Play 2: Filming 12:30pm –1:30pm
Play 3: Filming 2pm-3pm
Play 4: Filming 3:30pm-4:30pm

July 2, 2022 Virtual Festival of New Works 6:00pm – 8:30pm
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Tickets are now on sale for the film premiere of Live Art: I've Got You at the Byrd Theatre. Here's a time lapse of our team of volunteers who prepped our theater for the film shoot, as well as a teaser for one of the songs featured in the film, written by Deau Eyes and Live Art student, Amelie. For ticket information, check out sparcrichmond.org/shows/tickets ...

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We are proud to announce the three recipients of this year’s Jeri Cutler Voltz Memorial Scholarship. This honor, named for our founder, is given each summer to three young people who embody SPARC’s values and a commitment to the organization. Join us in congratulating Sage Futterman, MalaKai Lee, and Susanna Gore as this year’s recipients! ... See MoreSee Less

We are proud to announce the three recipients of this year’s Jeri Cutler Voltz Memorial Scholarship. This honor, named for our founder, is given each summer to three young people who embody SPARC’s values and a commitment to the organization. Join us in congratulating Sage Futterman, MalaKai Lee, and Susanna Gore as this year’s recipients!

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ONE MORE DAY to audition for the New Voices for the Theater Acting Company!

We have opened up the acting pool to ALL AGES. Complete an application and submit a Contemporary 1-minute monologue by June 10, 2022.

SPARC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, abilities, and ages to audition for the New Voices for the Theater acting company. All rehearsals and performances will take place on Zoom June 27 - July 2. Submissions details, play summaries, and character descriptions can be found at www.sparcrichmond.org/newvoices/
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ONE MORE DAY to audition for the New Voices for the Theater Acting Company!

We have opened up the acting pool to ALL AGES. Complete an application and submit a Contemporary 1-minute monologue by June 10, 2022. 
 
SPARC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, abilities, and ages to audition for the New Voices for the Theater acting company. All rehearsals and performances will take place on Zoom June 27 - July 2. Submissions details, play summaries, and character descriptions can be found at https://www.sparcrichmond.org/newvoices/

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