I've been wanting to do a whole review of this outstanding 2015 documentary, "Stargate Theatre: A Defining Act", but a head cold has me too impaired for any kind of deep analysis. And, I realize, this piece needs no words, really, it just needs to be shared.
A program of The Manhattan Theatre Club, Stargate Theatre worked with court-involved youth to create and perform their own original Off-Broadway play, Deeper Than Skin. The full play can be watched here, and is certainly worth it. However, as a performer myself as well as having worked with numerous young people facing intensely difficult and heartbreaking circumstances, I wish to share the documentary here. In addition to clips from the play, this "behind-the-scenes" view brings us into the discussions, processes, relationships and internal work required of all involved.
Worth one short hour of your time. Watch with friends, family, coworkers!
Yours in the struggle - Carla
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Carla is a dancer, writer, observer, spouse, sister, daughter, aunt, friend, expatriated New Yorker turned Maine-iac, and warrior for a saner world. For less interesting details, check her out on LinkedIn.