B4 Youth Theatre was established in 2009 by partnering with THINK (Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness) in Liberia. The pilot study of an arts education model for high risk youth was implemented in 2010 at the Children’s Rescue Center Orphanage Mission in Mt. Barclay, Liberia. This program has since flourished to reach more than 400 children in Monrovia and surrounding areas outside of the capitol city, building a reputation for quality programming for children that engages them in positive community change while bolstering their academic success. This new learning model blends arts education with public achievement to achieve a unique synthesis of creative community change through live performances and student-led projects. Follow us as we Burn Barriers and Build Bridges to academic success and positive community change!

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Upcoming Stage Play: Murder in the Cassava Patch

"Murder In The Cassava Patch" Tour
B4 Youth Theatre, Inc. Liberia is excited to announce the tour of our live stage play of Bai T. Moore's book, Murder In The Cassava Patch. The premier of the play was held on December 30, 2017. It was a wonderful show and we got a lot of positive feedback from our audience. Most of them encouraged us to do more shows.

This tour is historic as we celebrate the 50th anniversary since the publication of this cornerstone of Liberian literature.

The next performance is at Gboveh High School in Gbarnga, Bong County, Liberia. There will be two shows at 3pm and 6pm on January 14, 2018. Admission: adult US $5, child LD $200 and prime VIP seat US $10. Tickets will be sold on the day of the event at the door. 

Our students at our Gbarnga area program site have run a book club and been in
extensive rehearsals in preparation for these events. We are building on their
momentum after having performed a stunning delivery of the premier show and their own Liberian version of Hamlet in 2016 as the opening act for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

We are pleased that Ladi Emeruwa, the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre actor who played the lead role of Hamlet, visited with our students in December and ran workshops in physical theatre and voice. A special reception was held with him while he was in Liberia. 

Our goal is to perform this play around Liberia and beyond. We need your support in order to make this possible. Kindly click the button below and fill out the form. Let us know if you would like us to perform at your next event or if you would like to host one in your community. 

Please contact admin@b4youththeatre.org to learn more about sponsorship. 

Highlight of the Moment

November 25, 2017, B4 Youth Theatre was a participant for a day workshop organized by the Ministry of Youth & Sports for an Act to create a law for adolescent education and job creation, our organization was asked to send 10 boys. Junior Arts Instructors Edward and Joshua presented for their groups during the workshop. Gabriel spoke about the activities that B4 Youth Theatre students participate in.
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