So, What Had Happened Was…

What really happened at that Halloween Party? The police are called out to a party at the Robinson household, but everyone has a different version of the night’s events. Devised by the members of Abrons Urban Youth Theater, “So, What Had Happened Was…” is a comedic whodunit that is out of this world. 

Urban Youth Theater Ensemble is a laboratory for teens at Abrons Arts Center. Each year the company performs a season of originally devised works and re-interpretations of classical texts. Working under the direction of New York City-based directors, writers, and designers, UYT gives young performers the opportunity to participate in a pre-professional company. Participants must be dedicated, respectful of each other’s ideas, and willing to take artistic risks.

UYT Ensemble:
Stephanie Cortez
Keira Dabrowski
Cira Merlin
Jazmyne Niver
Kira Viera
Natalie Sanchez
Armani Cooper
Yasmeen Vargas
Jeremiah Steele 

Director: Kaaron Briscoe

Kaaron Briscoe is a New Orleans native with an MFA from ART/MXAT/IATT at Harvard University. She has performed on international stages, in films, and national commercials. Some of her favorite roles include Columbia in Pocahontas and/or America (Little Lord), Athena in Ajax (ART), and 1st Visitor/1st Sidney in Largo Desolato (ART/MXAT/IATT). She has been a teaching artist for over a decade and enjoys collaborating with young people. Kaaron was a 2015 fellow for Target Margin Theatre’s Institute for Collaborative Theatre Making, and is a member of the 52nd Street Project. 

Abrons Arts Center’s Urban Youth Theater is supported by the generosity of the Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.