About the Production
Generation Rise is an interview-based production featuring Black, Latinx and Asian American teens from New York City telling their own stories and reflecting on their lives before, during and after 2020—a year of crisis and transformation.
Part of the Undesirable Elements series, Generation Rise originated as a filmed virtual theater work in Spring 2021, sharing real-life stories of six New York City teenagers, and the significance of a year of growing up during a global pandemic and renewed calls for racial justice.
Production Team And Cast
Co-writer and Co-director
Sara Zatz and Kirya Traber
Lighting Design (Live Production)
Sound Design (Live Production)
Stage Manager (Live Production)
Caren Celine Morris
Technical Supervisor (Live Production)
Performers (Live Production)
Serena, Kenroy, Johanni, Kilhah Performing for Nathaniel: Matthew Martinez Performing for Sanaa: Kayla Bennett
Visual Director (Virtual Production)
Production Coordinator (Virtual Production)
Motion Graphics Designer (Virtual Production)
Post Production Sound (Virtual Production)
Original Music (Virtual Production)
Teaching Artist and Poetry Advisor (Virtual Production)
Performers (Virtual Production)
Ashlie, Farah, Kilhah, Nathaniel, Sanaa, Serena
Online Preview Screening (Virtual Production)
Generation Rise was screened online in partnership with Urban Word NYC on June 17, 2021.
Live Production Premiere
New Victory Theater, New York, NY (November 2021)
Generation Rise is commissioned and presented by the New 42/New Victory Theater, and the virtual production was created in partnership with Urban Word NYC.