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"Te's Harmony" cast

Young poets to stage Richmond-set ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Richmond Artists With Talent will perform Saturday a one-night-only urbanized version of Romeo and Juliet, swapping William Shakespeare’s iambic pentameter verse for street slang and slam poetry in a familiar tale of two star-crossed lovers...
Donte Clark reads from the script

Young poets adapt ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to tell story of Richmond gang violence

Richmond Artists With Talent, part of Richmond’s Making Waves Education Program, are creating their own take on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet using a mix of modern language, Shakespearean verse and spoken-word poetry. The production...

RAW Talent students perform poetry about incarceration in “From the Pen to the Page”

Poetry comes from the heart, and whether that heart is imprisoned by the mind or cold steely bars, what's scribbled down on paper can make life-changing differences. That's the message 19 young Richmond poets spoke...
donte clark

Teens and young adults look to forge peace among Richmond’s neighborhoods

George Mitchell stood in front of the mic, glanced at his notes, and let fly. It’s not always easy for Richmond’s young people like Mitchell to express their feelings and their fears, especially to their...

Richmond youth share stories of struggle and hope

When Jamaya Walker’s father was murdered last March she cried so fiercely she became physically ill. She still has the bullet that took his life, but now, instead of weeping, she writes. “When you’re a...