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I'm Alright. A story of young women, told by young women, for the world.
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       "I'm Alright" is a collection of monologues from the perspective of 10 young women who are settling into themselves. The production will be a chance for young actors, designers, and theatre artists of all kinds to do the same. I have three goals within the piece. 

       The first is to grow personally as a director. Over the course of this project the production team of I'm Alright will be mentored by Enso Theatre Ensemble. The mentorship program will create a space for hands on learning, in which we, the mentees can be constantly problem solving and making creative decisions in a professional context. 

       The second goal is to allow for a common ground among high school students in Portland. Unlike other plays, auditions for I'm Alright will be advertised specifically and directly to high school students who are interested in pursuing theater. The cast and crew will come together from a wide variety of schools. They will then be able to bring the knowledge they gain with the experience back to their schools. Additionally, the bond formed over the rehearsal process will keep cast and crew connected after the show, creating a network of young artists across the city. 

       The final goal is simply to do what I love, and create theatre. "I'm Alright" is such a beautiful play and it deserves to be produced and viewed in this beautiful city. Anyone who knows what it is to plunge into the trial and skirmish of life head on only to be surprised by its resilience and beauty, will hear and love the young women of "I'm Alright."

       I cannot wait to share "I'm Alright" with you.

Sincerely,

Isabele McTighe

 **music in the video is by Logan Anderson. Hear more of his work here: http://logananderson.fourfour.com/

Risks and challenges

The attitude I have for all my endeavors, and especially I'm Alright is to commit fully to accomplishing my goal. Whether this means adapting the goal, or adapting my tactics, I intend to make I'm Alright a reality. One of the fundraisers we are the most excited for is a staged reading. The reading would involve down scaled tech and limited rehearsal time. If we don't get funded, we will work to make the reading the main event, with a larger venue and audience. We would still, of course, want to invite our backers to this event.

A second challenge we mat face, outside of not getting funded, would be the limited experience of the students involved in the project. This is a mentorship program, meant to provide an educational experience for all involved. While the student involved are highly capable, we understand that inexperience can be a challenge. We want to be able to provide education without worrying about the risks. For this reason we have built a "just in case" budget of $100 into our total goal.

Finally, we realize that we may all metamorphose into birthday balloons and float away before the project is complete. While this very real risk is at the forefront of our minds, there is nothing we can do to prevent it. As such, we pledge to carry on with the project and hope we can maintain our human form long enough to bring you all some top notch theater.

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