Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Greenwood Cultural Center has suspended all onsite programming for the foreseeable future. We are working with Oklahoma artists and educators to create free online content. Please check often for more performance videos and other resources.
Check out this great video featuring Charmane Townsend as she presents a West African Dance Instructional Video!
The Orbit Initiative is a new educational endeavor by the Tulsa Performing Arts Center and Trust that strives to reach beyond downtown to work with community partners citywide to provide theatrical education to anyone interested, ages 4-84, free of charge, and located within their community. The goal is to convene at the TPAC for a large-scale performance on the Chapman Music Hall stage. Strong community partnerships are the bedrock of Orbit. Reaching out to those community members who feel the theater is out of their reach or is an elitist organization is the primary objective. Our approach is founded on a 360-degree transformational experience of theater of, by and for the people of Tulsa. The disciplines included in this project are acting, dance/movement, singing/vocal technique, visual art, and stage tech, with master class opportunities in vocal auditions, playwriting/poetry and puppetry.
GCC serves as a proud community partner and provides the space for classes and workshops to take place. We invite you to participate in workshops, take classes, attend performances, and, most importantly, join in the creation of ambitious works of participatory theatre and help bridge communities together accentuating our similarities and diversity as motivation and strength as our city takes center stage. The Orbit Initiative is animated by the idea that theater is a place of possibility where the boundaries that separate us from each other in the rest of life can fall away. In essence, it is inviting the whole city to celebrate itself.
Classes are free and take place at GCC every Monday at 6:00 p.m. All ages are welcome. No experience necessary!
The CDF Freedom Schools model incorporates the totality of the Children's Defense Fund's mission by fostering environments that support children and young adults to excel and believe in their ability to make a difference in themselves and in their families, schools, communities, nation, and world. College age young adults are trained as servant leader interns to deliver the integrated reading curriculum (IRC) and adults are trained as site coordinators and project directors to provide supervision and administrative oversight.
The program is made possible with the support of Ruth K. Nelson, George Kaiser Family Foundation, the Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation and the Maxine & Jack Zarrow Family Foundation.
The program introduces students to the rich history of "Black Wall Street" and the Black entrepreneurs that contributed to its success. Participants learn basic concepts of owning their own business, working with local artists and entrepreneurs. The program culminates with the "Black Wall Street" Market where students sell products they have created during the program. The program serves 100 children each year.
Check out this great video
Our facility is currently closed due to the pandemic. Remember to wear your mask, wash your hands, and practice social distancing.