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Daphne Rubin Vega Becomes the Spokesperson For Rebel Verses Youth Arts Festival

Daphne Rubin Vega Becomes the Spokesperson For Rebel Verses Youth Arts Festival
REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival

Photo by: Bobby Rodriguez

Born out of a need for new voices in theatre, Rebel Verses Youth Arts Festival seeks to nurture creativity in the next generation. This two-week festival brings together student ensembles from all five boroughs of New York City and Pennsylvania.  Students develop their artistic skills in workshops led by working artists by day, and by night, perform their own original works. Each evening culminates in a collaborative piece devised by all ensembles involved.

Joining Developing Artists are: Vineyard Theatre Student Ensemble, MCC Youth Company, PRY SAFE Theater Group, The Door, and Alumni Theatre Company of Pittsburgh.

Now in its 13th year of empowering students’ voices through the performing arts, Developing Artists, and Rebel Verses Youth Arts Festival finds not only a new home, but a partner in presenting and expanding their reach with the Vineyard Theatre. Developing Artists, launched in 1999, led by Artistic Director Jill DeArmon and Executive Director Jinn S. Kim, began their relationship with Vineyard during the 2015-2016 season when DeArmon and Kim were brought on as Education Directors for Vineyard’s Arts-in-Education program.

Performance schedule for Rebel Verses Youth Arts Festival is as follows: Thursday, July 27th; Friday, July 28th; Saturday, July, 29th; Thursday, August 3rd; Friday, August 4th;  and Saturday, August 5th at 7pm. For more information, visit


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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