A performing arts experience for young people overcoming anxiety, addiction, depression and other mental health challenges. 6-day, pre-workshop Recovery Intensive w/Alyssa Wright & Jonathan Diamond: Half days (9:30 – 1:30PM), July 8 – 13, ages 12 – 19
Generous financial assistance and scholarships available, no individual or family will be turned away due to an inability to pay.
The Recovery Theatre, the newest initiative within the Hilltown Youth Theatre Performing Arts Programs, is a strength based, holistic model creating change for area youth through theatre and the arts. As one seventeen year-old participant observed: “In the mornings we collaborated with guest artists on voice work, movement, puppets, mask making, documentary songwriting and work on large apparatus (e.g., aerial fabrics, spools, stilts, flying trapeze); in the afternoons we wrote ‘goodbye letters’ to our addictions, anxiety, depression and other problems and created small monologues and compiled them together. We chose pieces of people’s recovery stories and turned them into dramas. I’ve been in treatment for a few years. That lying on the couch therapy didn’t really help. This was active therapy!” Put simply, the Recovery Theatre is a home for anyone living with circumstances that present barriers to them becoming their fullest selves.