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AWOL 2014 Theatrical Production: Consequences

December 18th, 2013

December 5, 2013

Media Contact: DaVena Jordan


All Walks of Life (AWOL) presents Annual Theater Production


AWOL to present its 9th Annual Theatrical Production


SAVANNAH, Ga. – All Walks of Life (AWOL) youth theater program known as Act Up! is set to perform, Consequences the second of its newest series of theatrical work focused on great American poets February 14-15, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Johnny Mercer Theater located at 301 West Oglethorpe St. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children 5 and under. A special reservation only school show will be held at 10:00am on February 14th. School show pricing, curriculum and reservation information can be found at the organizations web address

AWOL is known for taking historical works and fusing them together with contemporary and often hard hitting topics, allowing area youth an opportunity to not only learn, but to showcase their talent in a meaningful and prolific fashion. Consequences is just that style of theater, focusing on the great African American Women Poets Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni who both experienced the brutality of racial discrimination, but she also absorbed the unshakable faith and values of traditional African-American family, community, and culture.Both Poets continue to stir our souls, energize our bodies, liberate our minds, and heal our hearts.

This years production will be the second in AWOL’s Poetic Series of plays inspired by the poetic works of Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni.Consequences is a poetic and historical journey taken by a young teenager named Mya who is in search of understanding her past that she has been rejecting to understand while attending school in her History class. Mya goes on a musical and poetic journey from the 1800’s into the future. Mya will begin to understand why Consequences are so important in her journey to understanding the true meaning of life as it is today.

Show Times: School Show: February 14, 2014 @ 9:00am. Visit Cost: $5 per student. General Public: February 14-15 @ 7:00pm. Tickets $20 for adults/youth $5 for children age 5 and under. For ticket information visit or call 912-303-4987






The mission of the organization is to promote and provide self-awareness through the use of Poetry, Hip Hop, and Life. This mission is accomplished by providing youth with safe and free after-school and evening arts-based educational programs. The organization’s main goal is to successfully develop youth in an environment that encourages respect, education, creativity and most of all non-violence.

AWOL presents Christmas in Savannah

December 1st, 2013


AWOL and The City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs Presents Christmas in Savannah

All Walks of Life and The Department of Cultural Affairs will present an original theatrical production entitled Christmas in Savannah opening on December 13, 2013 at 7:00pm at S.P.A.C.E. Black Box Theater.

SAVANNAH, Ga. -12/2/13- All Walks of Life (AWOL) and The City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs present and original AWOL_XmasShow8-5x11picholiday play entitled Christmas in Savannah. The show opens up on December 13, 2013 at 7:00pm with additional show times and dates on December 14th, 20th, 21st and Sunday matinee shows at 3:00pm on December 15th and 22nd.

Christmas in Savannah is a story much like the famous Christmas Carol, marked by the terrors of isolation and loneliness felt by one particular character, but with a twist of comedy as a somewhat dysfunctional family learns that even the emotional wounds handed down from generation to generation can be healed. Lead by a young woman named Blair who insists that her staff runs Christmas by the book, until an eccentric bunch shows her she’s been reading the wrong book. Much like Dickens Scrooge character, Blair will encounter the ghost of Christmas past and learns the true meaning of Christmas.

“We are excited to be collaborating with DCA for our second annual Christmas show giving area youth a unique opportunity to showcase their unique talents”, DaVena Jordan, Executive Director

The shows Director, Ms. Lakesha Green is also responsible for writing this years show. Once AWOL enrolled over 50 youth into this years theater programs, it became clear that the organization needed a show that really spoke to not only the spirit of Christmas, but one that also allowed for area youth to really get involved in creating holiday cheer for all. This year holiday goers will get to see original work performed by youth actors, dancers and some of the cities most powerful singing voices. The show is filled with lots of singing and is sure to bring out the Christmas cheer in all.

Through a special partnership with the Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights 2013, tickets will also be available on show nights to experience Savannah’s second annual festival of lights with over 50 larger-than-life lighted, holiday-themed displays and millions of sparkling lights of every color under the rainbow. For those looking to really get in the Christmas spirit, the December 15th show will end with a special trolley ride over to the festival of lights, replete with the entire cast singing Christmas carols along the way. Tickets for the special Caroling to the Lights ride will be sold at a special discount of $15 each. Be on the look out for appearances from the cast of Christmas in Savannah at the Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights.

Show Times: December 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st 7:00pm. Matinee Shows: December 15th and 22nd at 3:00pm. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and children. For ticket information visit or call 912-303-4987 or email



The mission of the organization is to promote and provide self-awareness through the use of Poetry, Hip Hop, and Life. This mission is accomplished by providing youth with safe and free after-school and evening arts-based educational programs. The organization’s main goal is to successfully develop youth in an environment that encourages respect, education, creativity and most of all non-violence.


The mission of DCA is to nurture excellence and diversity to improve the social fabric and quality of life for Savannah’s citizens, regardless of income, education, disabilities, or ethnicity; and to provide leadership in fostering programs that educate and expose citizens to a rich and diverse range of cultural expressions, to support artistic programs that celebrate creativity, create educational opportunities, encourage economic growth and enhance Savannah’s reputation as a cultural destination


AWOL Employment Opportunities

August 10th, 2013

AWOL Employment & Career Development Opportunities Listing
Current As of 8/10/2013

TO APPLY CLICK HERE: Artist Facilitator Career Development Residency FY13-14

Nationally recognized actor, teaching artist and author Eric Booth has developed the following definition of the teaching artist: “A teaching artist (artist –educator) is a practicing professional artist with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engages people in learning experiences in, through, and about the arts.”

The mission of AWOL All Walks of Life, Inc. is to promote and provide self-awareness through the use of poetry, hip-hop and life. This mission is met by providing youth at-risk with authentic and engaging arts and technology programs in Theatre & Performing Arts, Sound Design and Music Recording, and Film & Photography. AWOL programs encourage respect, creativity, education and most of all non-violence.

AWOL All Walks of Life a non-profit organization that is currently looking for local artist for our Arts and Techonolgy After School Programs at both our Savannah and Atlanta locations for the FY 2013-2014 season. This is an Artist Facilitator Career Development Residency position and requires you to work with youth in the evenings 2-4 days a week and some Saturdays. For the past 20 years AWOL has worked with hundreds of local, regional and national artist to provide high quality arts based education programs for youth at-risk. Artist with the ability to facilitate and spark learning among youth populations are in high demand throughout the nation. AWOL has served as a valuable resource and springboard for many artist leading to presentations of their work to audiences of 3000+ visitors and community members. AWOL’s lead artist staff have a combined 30+ years experience in the art of instruction, education and arts administration.

AWOL invites you to be a part of an exciting career development opportunity by joining our 2013-2014 Artist Facilitator Career Development Residency ! Selected artist must be motivated, quick learners with the ability to adjust in a fast paced environment. Artist will be trained to teach introductory and intermediate material to youth populations and would be responsible for the organization and management of youth services utilizing AWOL’s Arts & Youth Curriculum Guide as a resource to support the presentation of the work.

We are currently looking for the following types of artist:

Theater professional (Assistant Directors, Choreographers, Stage Managers, Technical Theater Production)

Sound & Audio Engineers (hip-hop and R &B artist, singers, songwriters, producers, promoters, ect.)

Film & Video editors, producers, directors

Selected Artist will receive:

  • Opportunity to build artist repertoire through professional mentoring and training
  • Access to nearly 100+ engaged creative minds ages 7-18
  • New skills in the art of teaching
  • The ability to engage people in a learning experience guided by art
  • Learned skills in organizational systems and people management
  • Ability to deliver your work with the highest level of business acumen
  • Professional photography of all work in web based format
  • Professional video of work in DVD and web based format
  • Professional letters of recommendation of your work for use in future endeavors
  • Stipend of $500-$1500 (varies based upon selected program and artistic genre)

Essential Artist Facilitator Functions:

  • Prepare assessment materials in accordance with AWOL program/project requirements.

  • Must have reliable transportation and flexible schedule

  • Must be available during afternoon/evening hours (depends on site)

  • Must be available for entire length of program (24-36 weeks)

  • Implement lesson plans to deliver practical and theoretical instruction in a particular artistic discipline with a focus on helping youth understand the skills and personal responsibility they will need to foster within themselves in order to succeed in a creative field.

  • Ability to promote and ensure a safe, respectful learning environment

  • High level of organization and management skills.

  • Ability to deliver high-quality projects against tight deadlines.

  • Experience with web, video,social media platforms and Technical Theater .

  • Ability to supervise and engage students at one time.

  • Stage and Project Management experience a plus

Required knowledge, skills & abilities:

1. Working knowledge in a relevant creative field to create writing samples.

2. Ability or willingness to learn how to effectively teach and manage youth ages 6-18 yrs old.

3. Ability or willingness to learn how to work within a collaborative environment.

4. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.


– Senior level undergraduate students, current Masters level students; MFA graduates and/or practicing artist with a current body of work that has been regionally or nationally recognized.

– Experience working as an instructor with youth or a willingness to do so.


Please email to the following additional items after completion of your online application.

  • Link to your LINKEDIN profile and/or Resume
  • Headshot (if available )
  • Links to video samples of your work
  • Music Producers only: Links to work you have produced and/or MP3 files
  • 1-Letter of Recommendation from an industry professional within your field of work

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: not required but suggested

  • Links to Media or Press reviews
  • Website link

PLEASE NOTE: All additional items must be submitted via email to within 24 HOURS of submitting your online application in order to be considered.

To Apply:

Applications will be accepted through September 30, 2013

Selection of participants will be ongoing, artist are strongly encouraged to apply ASAP. Space is limited

Please visit to APPLY ONLINE

Only online applications will be accepted. Click here: Artist Facilitator Career Development Residency FY13-14

General email inquiries may be sent to:

DaVena Jordan, Executive Director and/or

Lakesha Green, Art & Youth Development Director

Phone: Savannah-912-303-4987 Atlanta-404-954-2965

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