Vineyard Theatre and Developing Artists present Rebel Verses, a youth arts festival. Since the festival's inception in 2001, it's provided artists from 13 to 19 years old the opportunity to collaborate and network with their peers and prominent artists, and to showcase their original work. This two-week event features over 100 artists and performers. Born out of a need in New York City for new voices in theater, Rebel Verses is a journey into the unapologetic, unrestrained creativity of the next generation.
Each night, a prominent guest artist joins the festival for a special performance. Stage and screen star Daphne Rubin-Vega kicks off the festival, and Laura Gómez (Orange Is the New Black) joins August 16. Additional performers include Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Hamilton), Emmy Award winners Kevin Mambo (Fela!) and Joe Morton (Scandal), and poet-actor-singer Flaco Navajo.