Genre: Lesbian+Gay, Musical
Book, Lyrics and Music by Ivy Vale; Music by Rick Reil; Directed by Mimi Stuart and Ivy Vale

Following a sold out first run, Out of My Comfort Zone, a new rock musical about self-identity, gender, love, expectations, stereotypes, cyber-bullying, and friendship, is back by popular demand for a limited two-week engagement.

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.”

Artistic Director Mimi Stuart and Ivy Vale direct two casts of 15, including 22 performers (some double-cast), including Will Ehren, Violet Vale, Savannah Leroy, Michael Flynn, Reuben Levine, Elliot Lipman,Kailie Strutin, Lily Santangelo, Zoey Mae Dillon-Levine, Chloe Hecter, Wiley Kimelman, Kiara Coleman, Irena Kogarova, Jaclyn Olsen, Ness Krell, Michael Ning, Jerrell Jones, Alana Deller, Kirah Murray, Helena Milburn, Ariana Rosario and Ashley Salazar.


Open:   06/19/15
Close:   06/28/15

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm
Saturdays @ 3:30pm
Sunday, June 21 @ 2:00pm & 6:00pm
Thursday, June 25th @ 7:30pm
Sunday, June 28 @ 4:30pm:
Theater:   American Theatre Of Actors
Address:   314 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006