Performing Arts Administration student and Brooklyn-based cellist Sarah Overton started The Missing Year Project to inspire others to express their dreams through the transformative power of music, art, and story. In a multimedia storytelling format, the Missing Year Project catalogues the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of people of color in an effort to rediscover ourselves as we navigate the challenges facing our country this past year. The Missing Year Project was recently featured as one of the twelve newest New York Foundation for the Arts Fiscally Sponsored Artist Projects.
The Missing Year Project is working with the NYU Leadership Initiative and NYU's Center for Multicultural Education and Programs for Dream Forward: Storytelling Summit on April 16.
“For many, the loss we’ve experienced in 2020 creates a fundamental shift in our identities as individuals and communities. As we revisit the loss of what could’ve been, we simultaneously begin the new stories of who we tell ourselves we are." (Sarah Overton)
Overton invites NYU staff, alumni, students, and other NYU community members to participate in the Project. People who are interested in arranging an interview to discuss their dreams and have them set to music are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org.