2018 FELLOW PROJECT
WEST AKRON AHEAD: BEHOLD THE DREAM
West Akron Ahead: Behold the Dream, is a theatrical canvas that will use the history, narratives and hopes of the residents of Akron’s Westside to create a play that will highlight the frustration, glory, and ultimately—the vision for the place that is home to many. This project aims to bring creativity to the neighborhood—as well as platforms for conversations that will inform, inspire and ignite the community!
TYRON DIOR HOISTEN
Tyron Hoisten, an Akron native, is a writer, a speaker and a minister. Hoisten's flair for writing to spreading awareness about social issues made way for a commissioning by Akron Public School's Project RISE to write a series of plays focusing on teen homelessness. Hoisten is also partnered with the City of Akron's Firestone Park Community Center to create theatre programming for community involvement. In addition, he enjoys teaching theatre and drama workshops to at-risk youth at a local non-profit. Hoisten is committed to contributing to works that promote positivity and the wellbeing of humanity! Learn more about Tyron at his website and TedX Akron talk.
TYRON'S PROJECT MENTOR:
Dr. Sheldon B. Wrice, Professor, Technical Writing & Composition, Interim Chair, Assoc. Dean-Humanities, University of Akron