14 Minutes with Javonna Arriaga
Photographing the artists of Boundless Arts Performance Collective
As I near the completion of this 16-month personal photography project journey, I want to ensure that individuals and companies doing the extraordinary in the Seattle theatre community are represented. With that thought in mind, and my heart leading me to the right people, it is happy gratitude to know two of the most incredible young women in our city.
Meet Javonna Arriaga, Founding Executive Director of Boundless Arts Performance Collective.
I’d like to share her and BAPC’s mission with you:
Boundless Arts Performance Collective (BAPC) is committed to providing an environment in which foster youth can realize their creative potential, build self confidence, and discover their personal strengths. BAPC cultivates a community in which our youth and volunteers can learn and grow together through the performing arts.
And the Vision:
Boundless aims to construct a space in which foster youth can establish a legacy of expression through the performing arts. This legacy will serve as a bridge between generations and communities to perpetuate a discussion of the foster care system and celebrate the power of the individual voice.
Boundless Arts has a new production and I encourage you all to attend it, talk about it and share it on your favorite social media platform. This play is only a 3-day run so be sure to get your tickets/share the info now! All the details are below the image feature below:
Go see Javonna Arriaga’s “The Bridge is Out”!
Go see The Bridge is Out” directed by Katherine Bicknell at Inscape Arts in Seattle, May 31st through June 2nd.
The Bridge is Out, Devised by Boundless youth
Assembled & Edited by Zoe Barker-Aderem
Directed by Katherine Bicknell
May 31st through June 2nd at Inscape Arts
The Bridge is Out devised by the BAPC ensemble of youth and tutors
Last year, Boundless Arts Performance Collective presented a play drawing on themes experienced by youth in care. This year, the youth developed the show. The obstacles in this production were developed out of conversations with our youth about problems they may or have faced in their day to day lives, and much of the content from the script has come from them.
The story they wanted to tell was about a young girl, Bianca, building a bridge to her own success. The process was very much discussion based: we supplied the theme of ‘dreams’ and they came up with the dreamworld, Bianca’s journey through it, and how the journey parallels her real life.
We are including stories from Represent! magazine, an organization that parallels our mission in terms of giving foster youth a voice. In this way, we’re advocating for foster youth through performance art, and hope that our audience leaves with a thorough understanding of the obstacles youth in care face, from their perspective and from ours.
Lens [used on set noted with *]:
Nikon AF 50mm 1.4 – Aperture: f/4.5 – Shutter: 1/200 – ISO: 400
Lighting [used on set noted with *]:
*Natural Light outdoors
Westcott Micro Apollo 2200
Paul C. Buff White Lightning X1600
Paul C. Buff 86″ Silver PLM™ parabolic umbrella
Westcott 1895 72 x 72 Inch Large Scrim Jim Kit
Westcott 301 Photo Basics 40-Inch 5-in-1 Reflector
Bags [used on set noted with *]:
Think Tank Photo Logistics Manager Rolling Camera Case
Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag
Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Slight
Think Tank Photo Airport AirStream Rolling Camera Bag
*Think Tank Photo Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone)
Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Blue Slate)
Think Tank Photo Travel Pouch—Large
Think Tank Photo AA Battery Holder
Camera Straps [used on set noted with *]:
*BlackRapid Floral Woman’s Strap (RS-W1F) (Black)
BlackRapid RS-W1 Plain Black Woman’s Strap (RS-W1B) (Black)
BlackRapid RS-W1 Women’s Limited Edition WHITE Ballistic Nylon Camera Strap
Black Rapid RS-7 Camera Strap (Black)
3 Legged Thing “EDDIE” Carbon Fiber Tripod System with AirHed 2 Ballhead
Nice Industries Glow Blower
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