15 Young Teens Perform in New Rock Musical with Anti-Bullying & LGBTQ Themes.
Middle school, New York City. Everyone’s got a secret. Josh and Rachel have been best friends since second grade, but their relationship is about to change. The Viper has an online blog dedicated to exposing people’s innermost secrets and he’s just found out the whopper of them all. Performed by a cast of 15 young teens, Out of My Comfort Zone is about self-identity, gender, love, expectations, stereotypes, cyber-bullying, and friendship. It’s more uncomfortable to be something you’re not than to be who you are. Out of My Comfort Zone pokes holes in school stereotypes and suggests that finding your comfort zone sometimes comes at a price.
“We were driven to write Out of My Comfort Zone as a way of making a strong statement against bullying, specifically bullying that targets any child or teen who may be perceived as gay or identify as LGBTQ,” states Ivy Vale, writer and co-director. “There is a clear need for reality-based material for young teens who want to see shows that reflect their own lives and deliver characters they can relate to. The songs, influenced by everything from The Who’s “Tommy” to ‘60’s girl groups to The Beastie Boys, really resonate with our 12-14 year old cast.”
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturday at 3:30pm
Sunday at 2pm and 6pm:
Theater: American Theatre Of Actors
Address: 314 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
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