2008 EmergeNYC Cohort

  • Aisha Jordan
  • Ashley Marinaccio
  • Arun Storrs
  • Beatrice Glow
  • Bekah Dinnerstein
  • Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
  • Clare Barron
  • Edward McWilliams
  • Fernanda Coppel
  • Frantz Jerome
  • Kim Fischer
  • Leslie Guyton
  • Timothy Murray
  • Tina Louise Vásquez
  • Yael Miriam

About EmergeNYC

We seek talented, committed and highly motivated emerging performers, activists, and artists whose work aims to be a vehicle for political expression, and who examine the broad range of identities, practices and histories of the Americas (the western hemisphere, thus “hemispheric”) through forms such as performance art, spoken word, urban interventions, satire, culture jamming, political cabaret, theater, creative activism, video performance, movement, and others. Drawing on the vitality of New York City as a hemispheric crossroads, the program will enable performers and activists to work with leading practitioners in the field, to take interdisciplinary leaps, and to develop their own strategies to use performance for social change.

The Hemispheric New York initiative was made possible in its two initial years (2008-2009) by the generous support of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. We greatly appreciate our partnership with The Public Theater and thank Liz Frankel for their continued collaboration with the Hemispheric Institute.

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