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Boston Community Collaborative (BCC) is so proud of its recent production of “A Night of Classical Anarchy”, an outdoor theater event that took place in the DeFilippo playground (“the Gassy”).

“A Night of Classical Anarchy” was a cabaret style event of experimentation and innovation that included 8 youth performers, and 3 adult professional actors. One of the goals of this experience was to give these youth the fantastic opportunity to work with professional actors from the Boston area, in order to gain different perspectives on the work.

The following were performed by various combinations of our talented actors and actresses. Something’s Coming from West Side Story, Antigone by Sophocles, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, from The Sound of Music, Guns and Ships, from Alexander Hamilton, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, Exes and Ohs by Elle King, sung in the style of Kurt Wiell and Brecht Cabaret, Clowns, inspired by William Shakespeare’s Clowns, On My Own, from Les Miserables, Shylock from The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, The Seagull by Chekhov, and Revolting Children from Matilda, the Musical.

The youth performers were students from St John School, The Eliot K-8 Innovation School, Boston Latin School, and the John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science. Each of them has been in past Boston Community Collaborative productions.

Congratulations to the actors, and Miss Ingrid. This young group of performers did an amazing job!

Boston Community Collaborative’s upcoming happenings and events include:

  • Weekly Drama, Dance and Fitness classes for SJS students during the SJS afterschool program.
  • Weekly Drama classes for JQS students during the JQS afterschool program.
  • Weekly Drama and Dance classes in the North End, open to students of all schools.
  • Weekly Movers and Shakers music and movement classes for babies, toddlers and preschool aged children.
  • October 28, Annual FUN raiser Halloween party for adult friends and neighbors
  • October 31, Annual post trick or treat dance party for trick or treaters and their caregivers.
  • December 8, 9, 10 and 11, Women Writer’s Suicide Club, an original play by Ingrid Oslund. Play appropriate for ages 18 and older.
  • December, date TBA, Hogwarts and the Divided Houses, an original play by Ingrid using the mythos of Harry Potter to explore the concept of identity. This exciting production will combine several drama and dance classes that we teach into one play.
  • May, 2017 Alice in Wonderland, adaptation by Ingrid – the story will take place in two worlds, Dinah’s school for Troubled Children which transforms into Wonderland Galleries, an abandoned art museum. This play will include 15 youth performers, and two adult professional actors. Auditions will take place February 10 and 11.
  • Spring 2017, Annual neighborhood Egg Hunt
  • Summer 2017, weekly North End Movie Nights in the gassy.

Ingrid is a playwright, director, and choreographer by trade. Her original work has been featured all around the Boston area, including Newburyport Actor’s Studio, On With Living and Learning, Emerson College, and Suffolk University. Over many years, Ingrid has taught hundreds of North End youth in dance, drama, and film. Her enthusiasm, professionalism, prolific work, and her wonderful ability to work with people of all ages and backgrounds is impressive. The North End is lucky that she shares her amazing talents with our kids and families in the North End.

Boston Community Collaborative was incorporated in 2013. Its mission is to connect people, and enrich lives. For more information, contact becca0923@yahoo.com. Included photos are from rehearsals and the performance.