BIRTHRIGHT – A writing and community theatre program in the spirit of African and African-American Ancestry

“Kristin approaches teaching with a thoughtfulness and sincerity that individualizes her students’ learning to best suit their growth. She cares about your personal and emotional wellbeing, always checking in, always offering a bright smile. Kristin’s soothing nature stunningly compliment her bold ideas and poetry. During my time with Kristin, I grew as a writer, as a person, as a friend, and as a thinker. She propped open my shell and allowed me to grow into the best version of myself.”  – Aastha Jain, college student

“Fariso you are the kindest. I love you. You are beautiful and amazing mentor.” – Leanne Rodriguez, 7th grade

“Fariso is an expert in her craft. Patient and supportive, she doesn’t give the answers but leads the students to self-discovery and creative expression.”  -Natasha McCleod, educator and co-founder of True Stages Theatre Company

Fariso Jordan from Setting the Stage and Kristin Richardson Jordan from Uproar Poetry have teamed up to present…


Birthright is a writing and community theatre program in the spirit of African and African-American ancestry for students ages 12 – 21. Participants will examine past and current freedom movements, take part in personal and communal liberation through performance art, and dive into different artistic expressions while also exploring cultural identity, gender identity, and concepts of freedom.


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Find out more on our program details page and see how you can help us change the world! If you know any students 12-21 who may be interested please encourage them to join us.

Help Gift This Experience to students regardless of economic background

Join us with a $15-$1500 donation (more if you can less if you can’t) to BIRTHRIGHT. All gifts of any amount are appreciated and tremendously helpful. Our goal is to make BIRTHRIGHT accessible to ALL students regardless of income. Any amount even $15 would be a tremendous help towards this goal!

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