Most widely held works by Zara Serabian-Arthur
Stages ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
In New York City's changing Lower East Side, a group of older Puerto Rican women and inner-city youth come together over twenty weeks to create an original play out of the stories of their lives. Amid the isolating bustle of nine million people, the participants confront stereotypes and examine their own histories, exploring themes of immigration, relationships, aging, and coming of age. Woven together, their stories take on new meaning, first as they are spoken across generations, and later when they are performed for a sold-out show. In response to a political climate that assigns little value to community arts initiatives, the film offers an intimate portrait of an unlikely ensemble, transformed by the liberating power of their own stories.
Community centers Community theater Documentary films Feature films Intergenerational relations New York (State)--New York New York (State)--New York--Lower East Side Nonfiction films Older people--Services for Puerto Rican women Theater and older people Theater and society Theater and youth Theater--Psychological aspects Urban youth