Irondale Education Extravaganza!

Digital Playbill

Who you’re hearing from:

Your Hosts: Rima Dodd, Ruby Papavassiliu & Christina Ramsey

Liliana Navelgas, Young Company member & poet, “Fester”

Young Company Alumni: Krystian Masiewicz, Christina Ramsey & Rosa Sicks,

Teaching Artist Panel: Michael-David Gordon, Lelsieanne John, Sam Metzger & Rivka Rivera

STEM to STEAM Panel: Ben Esner (Director, Center for K12 STEM Education, NYU Tandon) Jenny Negron (Program Officer, The Pinkerton Foundation) & Nolan Kennedy (STEM to STEAM Teaching Artist)

The Scarlet Collective: Zeynep Gunaydin, Emily Morris, Amy Ann Kemp & Florrie Mcnish (Beth Fisher & Savithaa Markandu could not be present due to time differences). Introduced by Nyles Emile and hosted by Max Cerci

Student Panel: Christian Archer, Marcus Lassiter, Violet Newman, Ruby Papavassiliu, Christina Ramsey & Elsa Souffrant

Violet Newman, Young Company member & musician, “Narnia”


Stage Managed by Max Cerci

Pre Show Music by Violet Newman

Youth Benefit Council

Nyles Emile, Young Company member

I joined back in 2018, I was still a freshman. I helped organize the conversation between our friends from the Scarlet Collective, on their residency and working with Young Company. I want to go to college, and I want to start on my career in Acting. I enjoyed the years I’ve had with Irondale and  I don’t doubt there will be more!

Ruby Papavassiliu, Young Company member, Junior Company alumna

I joined Irondale when I was 7, in 2010. I helped put together questions for both of the panels. After graduation, I plan on going to college in order to continue my acting journey. Irondale has taught me so much about the world and had such a positive impact on me growing up. I hope in the future I can pay them back by collaborating with them again.

Christina Ramsey, Young Company alumna

I joined Irondale in 2015 when I was just starting high school. As well as helping put together the questions for our panel, I also organize a conversation between the STEAM team. As I am a year and a half away from my college journey being over, Irondale has helped me become more positive and look at the world with a third eye because it can become overwhelming.

Find out more about Irondale’s Education Programs discussed tonight!

STEM to STEAM Young Company Junior Company Tech Track Support Irondale

A special thank you to our funders: Build America Mutual Fund, NY State Council of the Arts, Department of Cultural Affairs, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, JJ Segal Foundation, the Axe-Houghton Foundation, the Walentas Foundation, 2West, Con Edison

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