Now in its 2nd year, Theatre Development Fund (TDF) in partnership with Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education has launched the Create New York (CNY) program for local South Bronxites and Casita Community. Create New York is a multi-year partnership program between TDF and community centers in all five boroughs to bring together teams of adults to strengthen their neighborhood, the city and themselves. Groups of between 10-15 individuals connected with the community centers will complete a 3-year cycle with increasing autonomy every year.
Group participants select 4 performing arts events and over post-show discussions, the groups share their personal experiences and the show’s relevance at a variety of neighborhood restaurants and community spaces. Each group works with an Artist Liaison.
As a culminating event, the CNY groups create a community-based project The projects are an investment by the group in their neighborhood and will aspire to positively impact the community and engage diverse residents in the events.