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ASHLEY JOHNSON

Ashley reading to Burmese children 2010 Ashley walked through Free Street’s doors in September 2005 on direct urging from her cousin. At first, Free Street’s process seemed out of her comfort zone. She quickly recognized that for the first time, she was treated like an artist, and not a belittled teen. Five years later, Ashley […]

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PEIRCE STUDENTS FIND THEIR VOICE

Free Street has been working with the entire 7th Grade of Peirce International School since October of 2010, for twenty-four weeks.  Our program just ended this past Monday, May 16th with a reading of some of our work at the Women & Children First Bookstore on Clark Street, which was fantastic!  In three classes, I’ve […]

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USING THEATER TO BUILD COMMUNITY

When building a community the two most important things to make it work is a shared collective language and a common goal to work towards. A universal language that transcends race, sex, religion and creed; one that opens up a dialogue and brings people together is artistic self-expression. Throughout my life, I, D-Nick The Microphone Misfit, have learned […]

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