We are currently co-creating performance workshops with at-risk or as I prefer to call them high-potential young women in and around Hudson NY which we will also be developing further in New York City and Albany. Our first workshop was in collaboration with girls from Kinderhof Group Home, Operation Unite and the Hudson Opera House on August 1, 2015 and was funded in part by the New York Council for the Humanities.
“As a historian this was incredibly thrilling for me. The first thing a lot of people say when they meet me is ‘I hate history!’ So what I’m always working to avoid ... to go to the other side with that, is to see them work with dusty old records and discover in all that bureaucratic language, and find a human essence. These girls did that in just the short time of a week. They were able to make history come alive in a way that I find incredible. This is the way it ought to be. Looking at the past through the eyes of your experiences and relaying them to other people.”
- Kathleen Hulser, Historian