Street Cry Inc, est. 2018, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, championing pluralism in society by creating works of literature, voice, and performance, and mentoring artists.
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Board of Directors
Emily Jordan Agnes Kunkel, President
Annie Rachele Lanzillotto , Artistic Director
Street Cry Inc thanks our 2021 backers:
Mike Fiorito, Audrey Kindred, Ron Raider, Ellynne Skove, Adele Travisano
ACTION WRITING WORKSHOPS
Signature writing and performance workshops. Mentoring you in telling your story. Action Writing, Spiral Writing, Phrasewalk, Narrative Structue, Solo Show Creation.
ROSA MARSICO PETRUZZELLI &
RACHELE CLAIRE PETRUZELLI LANZILLOTTO
AMANDA JANE GRIFFITH
SHAYLA DEMETRICE COOK
A scholarship in transformational mentorship—in writing, oratory and performance. This award honors tenacity in struggle, creative resilience in healing, and extreme focus and work ethic in artistic endeavors. In effect, to mend the earth, our spirits, each other.
Rosa was born in Acquaviva delle Fonti in 1900, worked as a peasant as a youth, immigrated to New York in 1919 after WWI, and worked as a seamstress finisher in sweatshops in NYC. She lived to be 100 & ½. Expert in needlecrafts, Rosa left many garments as a legacy. She worked around the clock to fix, mend, grow, tend, everything around her, the land, people, objects, anything that needed mending. She was known for her quick wit, blue-eyed sparkle, tenacity in healing, focus, organization, survival and thriving— a spirit of sopravvivenza. In 2001 a peach tree sprouted where she’d tossed pits out her daughter’s window. That tree fed the neighborhood for decades and gave rise to other trees.
Rachele, her youngest daughter, was born in the Bronx in 1926, and survived a two-story fall out a window on 7/16/1928, the feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. After groundbreaking surgeries at Bellevue Hospital in NYC, the oldest public hospital in the USA, she learned to walk again and danced the rest of her life. A hairdresser and manicurist by trade, Rachele survived years of domestic violence after WWII. She sustained her spirit with a love of colors and beauty culture. She carried on her mother’s legacy of needlecrafts, blue-eyed sparkle, wit, sarcasm, street smarts, progressive thinking, seeing through to the heart of political issues, and uplifting all around her with a kind word and uplifting spirit.
This memorial scholarship offers twelve weeks of mentorship in the creative workshop: “RRRROAR” by artist Annie Rachele Lanzillotto, the youngest daughter of Rachele, and granddaughter of Rosa.