ABOUT CONSTRUCT THEATRE COMPANY
Established in 2009 during the midst of the recession; Construct was founded when two actor writers, Rafael Moreno and Julius Lamar, collaborated to create works that addressed issues relevant to young urban Latinos.
Construct’s mission is to write, direct and produce artistic works that will provoke dialogue; which can lead to understanding and ultimately provide a catalyst for change.
From it’s inception, Construct and it’s ensemble, tackled issues that materialized from their personal weekly encounters and with that spark of inspiration, began the process of writing.
While the company focused on performances, the talent was also given a unique opportunity to explore various disciplines of theatre. The philosophy being that an actor’s internal process, is distinct from that of a director’s overall perspective, which also differentiates from that of the solitary world that the writer inhabits. Each may possess an individual perspective but join forces in order to convey what’s on the page, translating the work with the audience to share the most impactful experience. Learning these related skills was mandatory to all members, and the result was our SLAM!.
SLAM! Open Mic was conceived; once a month, it was a productive opportunity for the members to experiment with their newly acquired skills in directing, writing, and acting. This led to better understanding of what is fully required of the actor and the knowledge was applied in the best way possible, with first hand experience. SLAM! also served as a gateway to establishing our audiences, by inviting our community to share and enjoy a complimentary developing theater experience; the stage was set for a loyal fan following.
Construct Theatre Company will be launching a new season of shows in New York City; showcasing imaginative works, featuring brilliant emerging talent. Understanding the importance of the responsibility that we share as artists to chronicle our own lives; we strive to bring light to the shadows, while being anchored to the present in order to expose the unsaid.
“BRICK BY BRICK, WE BUILD…” Join us!