Storytelling + Mental Health + Awareness

A DEVISED PROJECT FOR YOUTH GRADES 8-12

Through a theatrical lens, volunteer youth will explore aspects of mental health with the guidance and assistance of a trained mental health professional (Lisa Burshock, Centracare’s Suicide Prevention Educator) and award winning theatre directors (Amy Hunter and Jennifer Wirz). This devised work presents youth performers with the opportunity to collaborate in crafting a one-of-a-kind performance.

We strongly encourage grade 8-12 actors of all races, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and backgrounds to participate in our productions. We are actively investing in creating an environment that is safe, accessible and welcoming for all. SIGN UP BELOW to use theatre as a tool to explore the complexities of mental health – all in GREAT’s Helgeson Learning Lab in Waite Park.

The project will culminate with a performance of the devised work on September 10th, Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day.

Advisory: The Youth Mental Health Project aims to illuminate the sensitive and oftentimes challenging nature of mental health. With professionals to help guide conversation, youth volunteers will be discussing a wide range of topics including but not limited to suicide and self harm.


SAFETY

GREAT will continue to follow current MDH and CDC guidelines and reserves the right to update Covid safety policies to reflect the guidelines including requiring masks and/or showing proof of vaccination or weekly proof of a negative Covid test.

Questions?

Contact Artistic Director Allyson Richert via email Allyson@GREATTheatre.org


KEY DATES

  • Sign up by: August 15, 2022
  • Rehearsal Dates: 6:00-9:00PM – Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays August 22nd-September 9th, 2022
  • Tech Rehearsals: 6:00-9:00PM – Thursday and Friday September 8th and 9th, 2022.
  • Public Performances: Saturday September 10, 2022 (Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day) Rehearsal begins at 10:30. Lunch is provided by GREAT. Show begins at 2pm.

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