VAMP 2016

VAMP (Visual/Audio Monologue Performance) is coming to Mesa College this spring 2016 semester!

What is VAMP?

  • A highly-produced multimedia storytelling show in front of a live audience
  • Participants are chosen through blind submission
  • All pieces undergo workshop and performance training
  • Submission information coming soon...

Read and listen to sample VAMP(s): Here is our collection of Spring 2016 performances from Mesa.

Michael Billingsly, "Borderlines," City College -

("Civil Disobedience" - 14-year-old skips school to go to celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday, before it was a national holiday and African Americans all over the U.S. were fighting for it to become one. The kid is accused of starting a riot that develops. Armed police.) 12 minutes.

Tenley Lozano, "Incoming Live!" So Say We All –

  ("49 Steps to Owning a Service Dog" - Young female vet who has been sexually abused tells about the problems and catch 22s of getting a service dog for PTSD.) 9 minutes, 8 seconds.

Halima Mohammed, "Borderlines," City College -

(Somalian student tells about discriminatory comments made by her 5th grade teacher, such as being blamed for Black Hawk Down, when she was the only Somalian in her class.) 10 minutes and 29 seconds.

Brenda Barajas, Borderlines," City College -

(Mexican-American girl living in the U.S. as a child and her family's problems with her father being deported, being ripped off by American lawyer, etc.) 16 minutes, 26 seconds.

Steven Gonzalez, "Lessons Learned," City College-

(A boy with depression who makes a suicide attempt). 18 minutes, 35 seconds.

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