The Acclaimed Voices Project Musical is now available for schools, community and professional theater use!
History of the show:
The original script was created from eight months of research with over 1000 teens, gathering their stories, ideas and thoughts about growing up in Vermont. All the music is written by Vermont teens.
The show is a mural, made up of sixteen characters, their stories and their struggles. It follows them and a few of their classmates (the ensemble) through some of the more tumultuous moments of teenagehood: academic pressure; friction with peers, teachers, and parents; fear of the future; nostalgia for the past; depression, peer pressure, friendship; first love.
The themes are mature and deal with the many challenges that teens face in this day and age. The Voices Project is raw, real, revealing, powerful, funny and ultimately affirmative of the transformative powers of young people.
The play was originally produced by Kingdom County Productions in 2005 and directed by Bess O’Brien, Abby Paige and Jesse Culp.
Voices Project Reviews:
"Enlightning. A slice of life in rural Vermont high schools. Brilliantly articulated and authentic"
–Seven Days Newspaper
"Insightful, evocative, remarkable in scope."
– Burlington Free Press
"A rewarding performance."
"Young people convey their hopes, fears and dreams, and the issues they face growing up."
–The New York Times
Rental and Rights for the Production of the Play:
For prices of the rental and the rights to the production—the script and score of The Voices Project please contact co-writer and director Bess O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org or at KCP 802-592-3190