Trip2016 v2

Our intrepid artists are gearing up to share some life during our 2016 Madagascar Residency in August 2016.

Over the course of 4 weeks, our team will work with our incredible Youth Company at the Zara Aina Clubhouse in Antananarivo, helping them to hone their end-of-term shows for a community performance. They will then take our Third Years on a tour of Madagascar to perform their show for communities across the country, before returning home for a final round of performances.

While in Madagascar, our artists will also host workshops for kids with the local communities, sharing our principles and helping those kids to increases their confidence; enhances their self-expression; and engage with their community.

We need your support to help make this trip possible! In 2016, we’re bringing a great big group of awesome artists to join us for the entire residency & tour. All of our traveling artists are raising funds to underwrite the costs of their trip. Any donation, regardless of the size, helps to make this trip possible and will help us to make a difference in the lives of children in Madagascar.



Matt is a professional actor, musician, and composer for theater, film, and television. He has an MFA from NYU Tisch. His work has been seen at The Public Theater, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Actors Theater of Louisville, The Williamstown Theater Festival, Lincoln Center, Playwright’s Horizons, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, among others. Matt is ecstatic to be bringing his musical expertise to Zara Aina for the very first time!

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Todd has been volunteering with Zara Aina since 2013. He is crazy excited and honored at the opportunity to bring his skills to Madagascar and work with the kids! Some passions include photography, writing and acting. He lives in Brooklyn with his dog Peekay.

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Claire is insanely excited to be working with Zara Aina. A rising high school senior, she is an avid actress and writer (she recently published her debut young adult novel, Imperfect). She is so grateful to be part of a group of such wonderful                   volunteers!

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Rebecca is a NY-based actor. She is a graduate of NYU Tisch and has trained in mime, clowning, and improv. She has taught dance and tennis to kids for many years. She has been volunteering for Zara Aina since the fall of 2015 and is eager to share what she has learned to inspire and empower the Malagasy community.

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