American Legacy Theatre Empowers Youth to #BreaktheWalls

ALT_All in Your Head logo(Cincinnati, OH — July 15, 2019) American Legacy Theatre is theatre for social change. While breaking and reimagining many conventions, A.L.T. provides professional theatre that is accessible – affordable, relevant and exciting to all people, all voices.

#YourNationalTheatre doubles down its efforts August 2-4, 2019 when its 2nd Annual Junior Board produces the original play written, designed, and acted by its members – high school students of the tristate. All content is created and selected by the junior board members over their FREE 12-week summer program offered by A.L.T.

ALL IN YOUR HEAD is their production exploring the justice system. After witnessing the brutal assault of Molly Thomas, Calum Fischer is dubbed the leading suspect in her case. As his investigation continues, he must question not only what he knows about that night, but what he knows about his own mind.

When asked who this piece was meant for, Producing Artistic Director Matthew David Gellin said, “everyone. A.L.T. is Theatre for All. By all we mean you.” Gellin stated that this program empowers the often overlooked voices of youth to share their wisdom with the larger community, thus breaking the walls of traditional perception.

In order for this program to remain available and free for our youth, it needs the support of the community. This year’s program is aided, in part, by ArtsWave and Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

$10 tickets presale. $15 at the door. Subsidized tickets for those on SNAP and active duty/veterans.

What: ALL IN YOUR HEAD by 2019 A.L.T. Junior Board of Directors
When:

  • August 2 | 7:30pm
  • August 3 | 2:00pm; 7:30pm
  • August 4 | 1:00pm

Where August 2-3: Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy, 1425 Linn St, Cincinnati, OH 45214
Where August 4: The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum, 3738 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226

Get your tickets at www.americanlegacytheatre.org/on-stage. Prices go up at the door. A.L.T. does offer subsidized tickets if prices are prohibitive. Please reach out at 513-443-5429 (LGCY) to ensure you have a part in the discussion.

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About American Legacy Theatre:
American Legacy Theatre is theatre for social change. While breaking and reimagining many conventions, A.L.T. provides professional theatre that is accessible – affordable, relevant and exciting to all people, all voices. A.L.T.’s MISSION is to nurture the growth and development of both the American audience and artist in every community it impacts. The VISION is that A.L.T. will be the cornerstone of a revolutionary 5-theatre network across the country becoming the National Theatre of the United States.
Producing Artistic Director and founder, Matthew David Gellin, has served as a USA representative at the UNESCO International Theatre Institute Research Lab in Romania and was named as a Promising Artist of the 21st Century by the International Arts and Cultural Exchange.

About ALL IN YOUR HEAD by 2019 A.L.T. Junior Board of Directors:
After witnessing the brutal assault of Molly Thomas, Calum Fischer is dubbed the leading suspect in her case. As his investigation continues, he must question not only what he knows about that night, but what he knows about his own mind. The A.L.T. Junior Board of Directors 2019 created this original piece as a response to social issues and themes they want to address. These all-star students from the tristate worked through a FREE 12-week intensive with an A.L.T. Teaching Artist and our Producing Artistic Director to ensure their voices are heard in our community. Come support our next generation of artistic leaders and engage in the conversation the junior board is starting.

For more information on American Legacy Theatre, please visit www.americanlegacytheatre.org.

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