7:00 pm | $15
Advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/727217
Back by popular demand! After a stellar night of story-telling in Woodstock, NY in May, TMI Project is presenting an encore performance of Voices in Action! Come hear participants share their riveting, brave true stories for the first time in a night of storytelling you are sure to remember!
Featuring readers from:
Mental Health Association of Ulster County
Ulster BOCES Alternative High School
Highland Residential Center
Living Well Program in partnership with Grace Smith House
In 2012, TMI Project launched its Community Outreach Initiative, through which it brings distinct versions of its empowering workshops to various rarely-heard-from populations, with writing prompts and other exercises specially tailored to address each group’s particular issues.
Among the groups served so far are:
Adults working on their mental health
At-risk teens with autism, Asperger’s, psychiatric disorders and behavioral issues.
The LGBTQ community
Incarcerated teenage boys
Survivors of domestic violence
The workshop has been a success in every one of those arenas. Workshop leaders create a “safe space” in which participants feel comfortable sharing about experiences that have been traumatic, painful, or left them feeling shameful. Over the course of the program, participants bond and become supportive of one another. More often than not, even with a room full of the most at-risk teens, shame is dispelled, identification occurs, and compassion is fostered.