"Right Before I Go," a new play by Stan Zimmerman
Jul
6
9:30 PM21:30

"Right Before I Go," a new play by Stan Zimmerman

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To further impact our community, The aCHIeve Project has launched a summer experience targeted to teens who are looking for ways to influence their world. Over the course of this two-week program, through a blend of arts, advocacy, and mental health focuses, these 12-18-year-olds have gained a deeper understanding of their response to stress and be empowered to advocate for their own mental health.

They have created and filmed a public service announcement entitled, “What it’s Like to be a Teen in 2019.” It will be shown along with our capstone stage production, “Right Before I Go.” This play, written by Stan Zimmerman (writer of TV classics “Gilmore Girls,” “Rosanne” and “The Golden Girls”), is designed to “help broaden public perspective of suicide, eliminate the stigma associated with depression, and strengthen the relationship between survivors and those struggling every day.”

The aCHIeve Project Summer Experience This performance is possible in conjunction with La Vie Productions in New York.

Due to the nature of the material, this performance is recommended for people age 10 and up. 

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Audition Coaching and Direction with Stan Zimmerman (Ages 13-18)
Jul
6
10:00 PM22:00

Audition Coaching and Direction with Stan Zimmerman (Ages 13-18)

Join The aCHIeve Project and special guest, Stan Zimmerman for a teen audition coaching and direction workshop. Mr. Zimmerman is best known for his writing on popular TV shows and movies including Golden Girls, Roseanne, The Brady Bunch Movies, and Gilmore Girls. 

Participants will receive direction and coaching from Mr. Zimmerman using a pilot script Stan wrote for Amazon entitled The 7th ZOE. 

The workshop will be held at The Ratner Museum in Bethesda, MD on Saturday, July 6th from 10 am - 12 pm.

Space is limited to 20 students ages 13-18.

Registration is $50

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The Holistic Actors' Toolbox (for teens)
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

The Holistic Actors' Toolbox (for teens)

Driven by a commitment to well-being, a class called, “The Holistic Actor’s Toolbox” teaches tools for Life, On and Off the Stage.

There is a trend in ALL types of specialized training to intensely focus on accomplishment. Sadly, this focus does not address or embrace the needs of so many of our kids.

The Holistic Actors’ Toolbox is a new, fresh, mindful approach to the craft where we will empower kids to make connections on how they approach materials in an acting class and then use those said skills to incorporate into their lives.

Art is magical, and that the chance to create gives us a chance to evolve. So this class was created. First step: The Acting component, “The Wholeistic Actor” (fun play on words).

Future sessions add singing, movement and more.

8 Week Session

*On-going enrollment welcome

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Wine, Chi, & Cupcakes
Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

Wine, Chi, & Cupcakes

Join us at the Tasting Room for a relaxing afternoon of Wine and Chi.  Host, Marni Ratner, will be crafting an experience that will be out of this world. Marni will guide you through the steps on how to feed and support your energy system and emotional centers known as the ‘Chakras!’ This program is intended to enlighten your spirit and teach you how we can best support one another as we create a life fully lived.

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‘Right Before I Go.’ A benefit for suicide prevention awareness
Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

‘Right Before I Go.’ A benefit for suicide prevention awareness

With music by Luke James Shaffer (American Idol and Nations), singing his songs about being a little crazy and the pressure of being human. Www.lukejameslive.com. His style is joyful and catchy but it is his message of hope that brings him to our event. 

Then we move into our reading of the new show “Right Before I go.” Written by Stan Zimmerman (Rosanne, Golden Girls, Gilmore Girls) It’s a surprisingly entertaining and soul affirming glimpse into the moments of communication between loved ones before they left this earth. Www.rightbeforeigo.com. It’s timely and full of information and proceeds support two major foundations that educate and advocate about mental wellness and suicide prevention. 

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