Published DatePLYMOUTH — Pymouth State University's TIGER (Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education and Responsibility) is developing a new show aimed at high school, college and adult audiences.
"Transitions" is an educational production based on the writings of Plymouth State University students about sensitive issues that cause students stress.
Actors will work with PSU Professor Trish Lindberg, director; Will Ogmundson of Sutton, musical director and composer; and PSU adjunct faculty Lisa Travis as choreographer, to create a production that will use theatre, music and dance to illustrate ways in which college age students can cope with the stressors of college life and make positive choices for themselves and others.
Lindberg says that TIGER is working with the National Alliance on Suicide Prevention/Intervention New Hampshire Chapter (NAMI NH) "to infuse safe messaging throughout the production while integrating helpful and constructive content for young adults who are struggling to find their place in this world."
NAMI NH is a statewide, grassroots non-profit comprising a network of affiliate chapters and support groups, staff and volunteers that provide information, education and support to all families and communities affected by mental illness.
TIGER will recruit five young PSU actors in their first or second year of college to be a part of this collaboration. This is a paid opportunity for the selected individuals, who will perform at the university four times this school year and 10 times in years two and three. Cast members will need to have some experience in acting, singing and dancing and be willing to devote time this spring to rehearsals.
Delilah Smith, director of PSU's Sexuality, Anti-Violence, Gender and Equality (S.A.G.E.) Center announced that the production is funded under a three-year Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,
The performances and discussions will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. April 1, 2, 10 and 12 in Hyde Hall room 120. The performances are acceptable for high school and college-age students and adults. There is no charge for admission.