UpRise! Productions: The Root of Rebellious Creativity, was founded in 2005 as a collaboration between members of several established arts groups in Texas including Xenogia Spoken Word Collective, Capoiera Da Rua, Ballet East Dance Company, Cry Havoc Action Choreography, Public Offenders, and Blacklisted Individuals. This diverse band of alchemists blend artistic genres deeply rooted in a framework of social justice.
This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.
UpRise! Productions transcends the confines of difference through a multidisciplinary performing arts group that aims to affect social change through performance and empowerment education. UpRise! has produces a multitude of successful productions in Austin, including "Arrythmia," "Windows," and "Radio Silence: a word opera," "For Colored Girls...," and "A Raisin in the Sun."