SPEAK- Performances From Women in the Yampa Valley

SPEAK is an hour long performance written and performed by women living in the Yampa Valley. The performance will feature a variety of styles from spoken word, to slam poetry, to stand-up comedy, to dance. Inspired by the likes of 2 Dope Queens and Eve Ensler, SPEAK is a telling of the female experience in all its humor and tragedy in the modern, mountain world. Please email your questions to info@youngbloodscollective.org


Last year we asked women to consider the concept of collaboration vs competition as they worked on their submissions. As we rehearsed we talked about ways to bring lessons learned from these stories into our own circles. What we saw, and what Tera pointed out, were the first steps in building bridges. Often women are those bridge builders in our communities and so for the 2019 performance of SPEAK we are asking for submissions on the topic of building bridges. Share a story with us about a bridge you built in your community, share a story with us about using a bridge another person had built to strengthen community. Share all your stories about building connections, bridges. The world is divided and it’s time to start reconnecting it. Start first in your heart and home, here, in the beautiful Yampa Valley, and then share it with your community by submitting to SPEAK. Submissions are open now!

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Young Bloods Collective would like to invite you to advertise in our SPEAK program. This is a wonderful opportunity for your business or organization to be viewed by a unique, diverse, and community oriented demographic. The program for SPEAK is utilized as a sort of 'zine and available at our events & shows all year.



SPEAK volunteers

This is a great way to see the show. Volunteers will get free admission to the performance.