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Apartment Complex: October 5 Recap & Interventions

by Gariyana Williams, Joker-in-Training

The Housing Works Theatre Troupe recently put on Apartment Complex on October 5th at Judson Memorial Church. This show has been worked on for the last year, growing and changing with each performance.

Going from watching the actors while they are rehearsing to actually seeing them perform in front of an audience is completely different experience. Some of the actors improvised the night of the show, like Bill folding up BeBe’s eviction notice into a paper airplane and throwing it up was not planned or practiced but it was great for the show.

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"It's a big light in my life."

by Gariyana Williams

The Housing Works Theatre Troupe is a Theatre of the Oppressed NYC group that meets regularly to discuss, rehearse, and try to change housing discrimination throughout New York City. This troupe has been around for approximately five years and has been working on many plays, such as Nice to Judge You, Some things $ can't buy, The best but not the rest, Blood/Work, The Worm in the Big Apple, and many more. Now the troupe is currently working on a play called Apartment Complex, in which they show their experiences with housing voucher discrimination and other problems tenants face in an apartment building.

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Those Closest to the Problem are Closest to the Solution: My Time at the Justice 4 All Summit

By Madison Kitchen

The Fortune Society’s Justice 4 All Summit on August 1st was “a summit convened by young leaders to address issues within our communities and the justice system.” Approaching Columbia University’s School of Social Work, I knew that much. What I didn’t know is how much I would learn and how inspired I would be to take action after this summit.

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