Waterbury Interactive: Our Neighborhoods, Our City, showcases Waterbury’s unique history, neighborhood by neighborhood, through living arts, and so transfer to the next generation an amazing neighborhood-centric pride of place. Together with the city’s high proportion of owner-occupied properties, the combination makes Waterbury a stand out as a livable, civically active and family-friendly place among Connecticut cities. Shakesperience partners with stakeholders to create this high quality, sustainable arts program of multi-year duration wherein young people rehearse interactive performances that focus on the development and history of specific Waterbury neighborhoods.
This project, Waterbury Interactive: Our Neighborhoods, Our City, melds our interactive performance model, honed over more than fifteen years in our Shakespeare Interactive Workshops, as well as in our Residency Programs which each year are in increasing demand. Combining the extensive knowledge and experience gained from these two Shakesperience programs during the course of the previous two years of the Waterbury Neighborhoods program, has been both rewarding and instructive.