The Family Repertory Company is committed to providing the finest in performance arts through its ensemble of brilliant artists. Since being founded by Marvin F. Camillo, Sr. (aka Pancho) during the 70’s, it has always been a company committed to creating a community for artists and an outlet for creative expression. Now under the direction of Marvin F. Camillo Valentine, or Panchito, his son, the legacy continues as we bring together artists and audiences of all ages, from all cultures and backgrounds to share their stories.
The Family Repertory Company has presented musical cabarets, series of short stories and various other theatrical performances in Manhattan, Staten Island, New Jersey and Westchester County. They teach workshops in movement, voice, improvisation, audition technique and social media savvy. They partner with various churches, community centers and arts organizations to help bring the arts to all who are interested.
In recent years, The Family gives back to churches and communities throughout the tri-state area by offering a free presentation of “The Crucifixion” – a musical adaptation of the poem by James Weldon Johnson. First conceived of by Pancho, the concepts and some of the music changes from year to year, but what is consistent is that it is a celebration of the joy and rebirth of the Easter season, and an opportunity for artists to collaborate and create and share with the audiences they connect with.
Recently, Marvin gave promotions to some of the key administrative team members. He continues as Executive Artistic Director in 2019 with Traci Timmons as the new co-Artistic Director. She has worn many hats since joining the company in 2016. Kimberly Hernandez continues as the social media and public relations guru. Darius Journigan was promoted to Associate Artistic Director, and Elizabeth “Lizzy” Marcano and Jessica Madison Lee are newly joining the administrative team in 2019. Danielle Nichole Tyler is officially our in-house choreographer and dance instructor. In addition to our ongoing partnerships with Darknight Productions and Labyrinth Arts Collective, we have teamed up with the Brooklyn Waterfront Arts Center and look forward to expanding our reach not only into Brooklyn, but all five boroughs as well as Westchester, New Jersey and Connecticut. Our Series of Short Stories will continue with two nights at BWAC February 15 & 16 and on into the year. Our workshops come back the 4th Saturday of each month in January. We also look forward to again presenting “The Crucifixion” to many of the communities we did last year, as well as several new churches, libraries and community centers that have expressed interest in hosting us in 2019.
We continue to partner with No Such Thing As a Bully and The Moment of Kindness Foundation to help bring more kindness into the world and change the language surrounding our culture, eliminating words like “bully” and “victim.”
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