Good Girl is a one person show in NYC about coming out of the rubble of survival and reclaiming life on my own terms.
On December 4th, in New York City, nine months of intense hard work will come to fruition - BECAUSE OF YOU. Good Girl, my solo performance show, a part of the Power of One Program, will premiere at at the Off-Broadway venue, The CellI could tell you a hundred stories of things I’ve survived. I could tell you about the rape that took my virginity, the resulting pregnancy, and the loss of that child. I could tell you about my mother’s death from a disease I battle every day or the other mental and physical illnesses that have made my life a struggle. I could tell you about poverty, eviction, abuse, and tragedies I’ve survived. I could tell you stories, and I could tell you the statistics to prove that my story is not unique, but that’s why I feel it must be told, because not a single statistic exists to tell you what survivors do with their lives post survival.
Good Girl is about coming out of the rubble of survival, and reclaiming my life. How can a rape survivor still be sexually free? How can someone surviving illness be strong for others? How can someone who has survived both her children and parents build a happy, healthy family? How have I done all this my own way?
Good Girl is about deciding not to fit in a neat little box decide what shape my life takes. My goal with Good Girl is to inspire others to tell their stories, own them, and reclaim their lives from the isolation of being a statistic. We are all strong, resilient, amazing people, and together we can inspire the world to stop trying to define ourselves in tragedies. We are not defined by what happens to us.
The Power of One has given me the opportunity to take the next step in telling my story. With the help of coaches with experience in one person shows and storytelling, we have worked together to develop our shows as a team.
Your contribution will fund:
- Theatre rental for The Cell in NYC for rehearsals and performances
- Artistic consulting
- Room and board the week of the performances.
- Professional Film Crew
Risks and challenges
One of the unique and wonderful benefits of The Power of One Program is its foresight and stability. I'm not doing it all on my own. I'm not jumping in the water without being able to see the bottom. I have a team of people working with me and guiding me who have all been there before. They've faced the challenged that come with a project of this kind and have plans in place to avoid them.
My biggest hurdle is the funding. This is where you can be a part of such a rare and wonderful opportunity!.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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