Speak Up, Speak Out!


This is our two year cross sector partnership project that develops leadership and advocacy skills in young people (aged 12-18) by using applied theatre as a tool to explore the social determinant affecting Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) in the Denver La Alma-Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Mirror Image Arts is partnering with Denver Parks & Rec’s MY Denver program at La Alma Recreation Center. We have recruited a youth advisory board to uncover the systemic issues facing the La Alma-Lincoln Park neighborhood through youth led community listening meetings, interviews, and public events. This work is being done in collaboration with professional artists to identify the social determinant most important to the neighborhood. Together we are creating a public performance that raises questions and gives voices to the community. From that public performance our youth advisory board will work with MY Denver and community stakeholders to develop and facilitate a new MY Denver program to address the outcomes and ideas expressed during the public performance.

Our Youth Advisory Board (left to right): James, Alice, Desirea, Emily, Meghann, Aden, Norr, Andrea, Adam, Ali, Chelsea A, Alliyah, Maya, Chelsea P, Robin. Other members (missing from photo) include: Raquel, Yahya, and Malcolm.



The Heart, The Soul is an immersive theatre experience that was created through our two year residency project, Speak Up, Speak Out! at the La Alma Recreation Center in the La Alma-Lincoln Park neighborhood in partnership with Denver Parks and Recreation’s MY Denver program. The Heart, The Soul has been created through interviews with community members to learn more about what makes someone feel connected or disconnected in the neighborhood.

We hope to see the many amazing faces of the La Alma-Lincoln Park community! 
Most Enjoyed by People Aged 10+

PRODUCTION DATES: Dec 7-10 (multiple performance times)



Young People Looking for a Creative Way to Make a Difference? It’s NOT too late to join the team!

We are seeking young people interested in serving on our Speak Up, Speak Out! Youth Advisory Board. Young people on the board will develop career and college readiness skills in leadership, advocacy, and the arts and can utilize their work to fulfill school community service hours and build their resume.

WHO: Young people, 12-20 years of age
WHEN: Every other Saturday January 14, 2017, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. through May 2018
WHERE: La Alma Recreation Center (1325 W 11th Ave, Denver, CO 80204)
COST: There is no cost for young people to participate

Additional Information: Speak Up, Speak Out Flyer

Questions?: email m.henry@mirrorimagearts.org


This program is made possible through funding from: