Craig A. Bannister

SGB-Spectrum Generation Bridge
Artistic Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2021
Location: Fort Greene

Spectrum Generation Bridge (SGB) was founded to build connections between seniors and teens: two generations that are steadily drifting further apart.

Both seniors and teens (as well as a large percentage of the audience) represent groups at risk of becoming more isolated. It is vital and relevant that SGB provide access for in-person socialization, thus preserving history and cultural exchanges, and then validate these exchanges through the celebration of performance. The project provides the tools needed to close that gap in an impactful, creative way. SGB aims to use performance to educate and to entertain, with the intended outcome that the participants and audiences have the experience of being uplifted and transformed.

This year, SGB is creating intergenerational theatre based workshops where seniors collaborate with teen volunteers to create performances based on interviews and shared experiences.