Our Yonkers, Our Youth , Our Stories

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Sunday


Sarah Lawrence College Theatre & Civic Engagement presents Our Yonkers Our Youth Our Stories with Annie Lanzillotto & Paul Kwame Johnson

Our Yonkers, Our Youth, Our Stories explores the role of the seer, the doer, the visionary who makes a difference in our community by creating, leading, developing essential and innovative programming that involves youth. Our Yonkers Our Youth Our Stories is an opportunity to hear, to make connections, and to, perhaps, share your own story. At the end of our program, the audience is invited to share a two minute story about an educator that made a difference in their lives. 

Our special guests are SLC alum, Paul Kwame Johnson and Naviaya Williams. Kwame Johnson is the founder of the world-renowned Youth Theatre Interactions. Youth Theatre educator Paul Kwame Johson has influenced generations in Yonkers and Westchester County and beyond. Navaiya Williams has been a student of Kwame's at YTI for the past five years. 

The incomparable Annie Lanzillotto is our host. Annie is a poet, social activist, performer, storyteller, songwriter. She is also a Sarah Lawrence College alum and a Yonkers Resident. 


The Sarah Lawrence College Theatre and Civic Engagement Program shares its creative resources and develops lasting partnerships within the Yonkers Community. Founded in 1971 by Shirley Kaplan, and known as SLC Theatre Outreach for many years, Theatre and Civic Engagement Program shares a theatre vocabulary with schools and community centers facilitating the creation and development of original stories, dances, drawings, writings, songs, poems, and plays that reflect the lives of the participants. 

Our Yonkers, Our Youth, Our Stories is made possible by support from the Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Program, the Mellon Foundation, the Yonkers Public Library and, Street Cry, INC. Special thanks to Melissa Frazier, Caden Manson, Mara Gross, Aixa Rosario Medina, and Mellon Foundation Fellows Kishauna Soljour and Yeong Ran Kim.