SMP is a 45min live theatrical presentation that incorporates film, photography, spoken word, music, graphic design, animation, and interactive apps that create a unique experience. Developed as the first installment of many to come, The Salinas Movement Project (Vol.1) addresses issues that impact us both locally and nationally, such as; Police Brutality, School-to-prison-pipeline, and immigration reform.
Written by Artists Ink Leaders, in Nov 2016 the first version of this production was performed in March 2017, and with the help of community feedback and dialogue, SMP had its first revised staged reading in May 2017. Now with much care and love, the production is where it was always meant to be, in the hands of the youth. After their first premiere in Nov 2017, the youth have taken the script and revised it to incorporate their stories and what they feel is important to voice about their community. This production has toured in the schools and in the local and nearby communities, in locations like Alisal High School, Alisal Center for Fine arts, CSUMB Salinas City Center for Arts & Culture and at MILPA’s Academia Ollin Program at Soledad High School.