MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
Meeting with Hancher staff
The Company met with area leaders for the Hancher team to learn more about why they brought us to Iowa City and their goals for the week. The team was unbelievably helpful and eager to share their ideas and thoughts. Executive Director Charles Swanson told us he even recruited singers from his church chorus to be part of our community chorus.
Company rehearsal time to review music, script edits, and adjusted arrangements for Friday’s show.
State-wide Meeting with GSAs
Sacha Sacket never thought he'd do a musical, but when the opportunity to help bullied or depressed LGBT youth came along, he couldn't say no.
Read the full article on Advocate.com by clicking the link.
The it gets better cast and I were welcomed with unbelievable enthusiasm by a large group of students from GLOW, a school group at historic City High in Iowa City. We learned about their group's history and enlisted the students to help us create a music video for one of our song contest winning-songs. When one of the students found out that cast member Mario was a cast member of "Dance Your A%# off on Oxygen, she screamed "I knew I recognized you!!!!" and raced up to hug him. After that, the ice was broken and we had […]
BETTER PROJECT PARTNER ON MUSIC AND THEATER
PROJECT KICKING OFF IN IOWA THIS OCTOBER
Theater Project Features Week of Community
Education and School Outreach About Bullying,
Culminating in an Original Musical Performance
Collaboration is the Top Funded Theater Project in Kickstarter History
LOS ANGELES (September 25, 2012) - The acclaimed Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) announced it will kick off its nationwide touring production inspired by the It Gets Better Project™ on October 19 at the University of Iowa. With LGBT youth four times more likely to attempt suicide […]