Monday, March 14, 2016

Foster Care Chronicles: Wrongs of Passage premiers at NC Triad Stage’s Upstage Cabaret

WrongsofPassage_Final (2) UNCG’s Department of Social Work presents Debra LeWinter’s production crafted from the stories of the performers’ real experiences in Foster Care, April 14-24. 

I come from a place where I was told wrong was right.“

“Foster Care Chronicles: Wrongs of Passage” Description

The goal of the “Foster Care Chronicles: Wrongs of Passage,” written and directed by Debra LeWinter, funded by the HRSA Behavioral Health Training Grant through the Department of Social Work at UNCG, is to help people in the Foster Care System create and perform a production based on their first person accounts. Regional youth aged 15-25 who are or were in Foster Care share their experiences through acting, music, and dance. The participants transform themselves and the future of our community as they teach others what it is like to walk in the shoes of a “Foster Kid.”

What goes into this project?

Youth chosen for this project share their individual experiences with other youth in foster care, a licensed social work therapist, three Masters of Social Work student interns, and a professional playwright. They will participate in two outdoor retreats to connect with each other and become a team. The playwright will then meld the incredible stories of the youth in foster care into a script and mount a full-scale production, Foster Care Chronicles: Wrongs of Passage. Professional set, sound and lighting designers, and a choreographer will help the youth bring their stories to life on stage. The youth’s eight performance run begins on April 14, 2016.

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About the Play’s Author:
Debra LeWinter is a local expressive arts practitioner, playwright, director, and educator. She holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College and a Masters in Theater Education from UNCG. As the child of a Holocaust survivor, Debra grew up hearing the stories of her mother and her mother’s peers; she learned the power of individual stories to spark empathy and inspire action.

1 comment:

  1. Words can't describe the mix of feelings you'll get after experiencing this production.