Superhero Clubhouse currently offers two paid Fellowship programs: A six-month Duet Fellowship for two individuals, and the Lower East Side Coastal Community Fellowship for an ensemble of LES residents.
Lower East Side Coastal Community Fellowship
The LES Coastal Community Fellowship is a three-year paid creative residency for a group of neighbors and stakeholders in the Lower East Side of Manhattan to reflect on the decade since Hurricane Sandy, build upon existing community resilience to climate impacts, and envision a thriving future for the neighborhood through performance-making.
Ten participants, selected from an open application process and follow-up interviews, met (virtually) in October 2020, presenting original work on Zoom, and in person in October 2021, presenting the next phase of work on Avenue B as part of Fourth Arts Block's Open Art Outside event.
The 2020 & 2022 iterations of the LES Fellowship were co-produced and facilitated with Arts & Climate Initiative.
The LES Fellowship culminates this fall at the ten-year anniversary of Sandy. Join us for the performance!
October 22, 6pm
Flamboyan Theater in the Clemente Soto Vélez Center
107 Suffolk St., Manhattan
FREE, please RSVP here
A performance event ten years after Superstorm Sandy weaving together video time capsules, historic love letters, multimedia explorations of a local supermarket's legacy and short plays to tell stories of the neighborhood's past and future climate resilience. Free food and drinks!
Created and performed by Keno Burckhardt, Jennifer Chiao, Antígona González, Amy Lee, Jonathan Martinez, Joshua Martinez, and Tatyanna Santana
Directed by Megan Paradis Hanley
Additional performances by Miranda Hall Jiménez and Jackie Rivera
Sound Design by Alyssa Jackson
Technical Support by Tavish Miller
Past LES Fellows included Felicia Gordon, Sandra Santana, and Minna Periniva
Meet our LES Fellows
The 2020 Lower East Side Coastal Community Fellowship was made possible in part with public funds from Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of former Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by LMCC. LMCC serves, connects, and makes space for artists and community.
The Duet Fellowship is a six-month paid residency for two individuals to collaboratively create a new performance-based project exploring climate and environmental justice. Fellows develop this project with regular opportunities to share work, participate in other programs of Superhero Clubhouse, and engage with our community. The Fellowship culminates in a presentation for an invited audience.
Meet our 2020 Duet Fellows
Watch Echoes of Liberation: A People's Calling, the short film created by Donnay and Diana (with Raghav Ravi, Cyán Williams, and Nkoula Badila and her mom) and included as part of the June 20, 2020 Fellowship culminating Zoom event. In addition to sharing the film, Donnay and Diana led attendees in guided meditation, free writing, and collective song-making in the legacy of Freedom Songs. Congratulations to Donnay and Diana on their six-month collaboration!