Neighbors For Neighbors (Sponsored by MVP) is a Community Bridge Building Program created and led by Capital Repertory Theatre, a part of proctors Collaborative, that directly aligns with the theatre’s mission. Members of the program, who are leaders within the Capital Region and from a variety of organizations and walks of life, come together for the sole and direct benefit of the community at large. Through a variety of creative endeavors (Monthly Story Hours, A Community Holiday Party, A Backpack Program, A Theatre Arts Club at Arbor Hill Elementary, and more) Neighbors For Neighbors works to provide a variety of opportunities to engage everyone within the Arbor Hill – and greater – community that theREP serves. In working together, and with additional partners, Neighbors For Neighbors strives to pinpoint the needs within the community, so that, in addition to the productions brought to life on theREP’s stage, we can look out for; provide for and work directly with the community we serve.
Neighbors For Neighbors Community Members
J. Michael Boxley, Esq. (Metropolitan Baptists & Community Volunteer)
William Chalmers (Member of theREP’s Board)
Travon Jackson (Executive Director of the African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region/President of Bluelight Development Group)
Kelly Kimbrough (Council Member – 4th Ward, City of Albany)
Shanae Lawrence (Community School Site Coordinator, Arbor Hill Elementary)
Jean-Remy Monnay (Founder & Artistic Director of the Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate NY)
Aaron Moore (Founder of Acting With Aaron)
Jahmel Robinson (Common Council Member – Ward 5, City of Albany)
Ellen Sax (Community Engagement Leader at MVP)
Danny Taylor (General Manager Palace Performing Arts Center)
Kizzy Williams (Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen/the Cultural Center)
Tamani Wooley (Spectrum News)
Margaret E. Hall
Great Women of the Capital Region
Congratulations to Elaine Houston, Susan Rizzo, Mary Liz Stuart, and all The Great Women of the Capital Region honored by the The Cultural Center March 28, at theREP!
Virtual Story Hour
The Neighbors for Neighbors program at theREP offers a virtual Story Hour series for students in primary grades, rich with content on culture and diversity by and about the BIPOC community. This series is helmed by professional actress and elementary school teacher, Barbara Howard. Each hour-long episode contains two stories, read by Ms. Howard, and has accompanying activities to immerse students in the story. The six-episodes from the 2020-21 School year are already up, and six-more are coming this fall!
Neighbors For Neighbors is sponsored by: