DREAMing Out Loud: Visualizing the Stories of Student DREAMers
How do our stories live in our bodies?
In this visual project, student DREAMers explore this question’s inherent possibilities, using their own creative writing as a template.
Developed as part of PEN America’s DREAMing Out Loud writing workshops, DREAM to Tell seeks to elevate the voices of young aspiring writers from New York City who are undocumented and have been marginalized due to their immigration status, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or for being perceived as “other.”
As a collaborative venture, DREAM to Tell takes an experimental approach to visual representation, as participants work actively with storytelling and film professionals to translate their stories onscreen.
PEN America offers tuition-free writing workshops year-round to student DREAMers, in which participants develop original short stories, poetry, and/or personal essays—under the tutelage of writer Álvaro Enrigue—to be performed at public readings.
PEN America x VICE Media present: DREAM to Tell
Director/Producer: Meredith Lawder
Assistant Producer: AC
Director of Photography: Marvin Van Buren
Assistant Cameraperson: Zachary Grullon
Gaffer: Yessica Curiel-Montoya
Grip: Marcia Garcia
Sound: Leyda Ortega Comas
Art Director/Production Design: Lily Saporta-Taiguri
Media Manager: Juhi Sharma
Production Assistant: Manuel Vivas
Production Assistant: Jagie Daya
Production Assistant: Rabia Atiq
Production Assistant: Bianca Coppola
Studio Manager: Cameron Cuchulainn
Editor: Madeline Johnson
Sound Design and Mixing: Oliver Chapoy
Colorgrade: Marvin Van Buren
Storytelling/Acting Consultant: Tessa Stokes
© CUNY Student DREAMers. Licensed by PEN America.
More From Student DREAMers
From the DREAMing Out Loud event on April 22, 2018, at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, as part of the 2018 PEN World Voices Festival.
Note: Due to safety concerns, all visual and biographical content for the following readings has been removed.
From the DREAMing Out Loud event, April 2017, at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, as part of the 2017 PEN World Voices Festival.