In 2009, Treehouse Shakers premiered Let's Talk About IT! our original dance-play for teens. The piece deals with issues of the adolescent; body image, peer pressure, media influence, love, relationships, friendship and yes, bullying. With all of the horrors that continually fill the crime reports, it is this bullied child that haunts me. The mentally unstable boy, the outcast girl, the bullied child who grows into a violent adult.
|Treehouse Shakers' Let's Talk About IT!|
|Let's Talk About IT! at Peter Jay Sharp Theater, NYC|
The Wolf scares Little Red
I vividly remember High School in a small town. I had lots of friends, yet, on occasion I was still mocked. I was mocked for being in plays, wearing outdated clothes from the thrift store, dancing strangely to my favorite music at school dances. Yet, no amount of mocking could take me down. I wanted to stand out. Once I made it to Interlochen Arts Academy, I was relieved to fit in. I was finally in a school of artists. Not all kids, though, ever find their perfect place.
|My Senior "Prom" at Interlochen Arts Academy with fellow thespian, Jeff Marshek.|
The entire school went Roller Skating instead of a typical High School Dance.
Treehouse Shakers' Let's Talk About IT!
January 30 & 31, 2013 @ 11 am.
The Ailey Citigroup Theater
405 W. 55th St. (Corner of 9th Ave)
New York, NY 10019
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