Theatre Adventure Program
Directed by Laura Lawson Tucker and Darlene Jenson
Sponsored by Brattleboro Ford-Subaru, Brown Computer Solutions, and Green River Data Analysis
Dedicated to Ashley Eileen Fortier~
September 13, 1989 to July 16, 2014
Ashley was a member of Theatre Adventure for many years and is the inspiration for this original production. The first act presents an eclectic group of characters, each faced with a situation for expressing their power, for being courageous, “The Character Revealed.” The second act offers the audience a view of the actor beneath the character, as told with a shadow screen, dance, poetry, and projections, “The Actor Revealed.”
Ashley taught the Theatre Adventure Thursday Troupe how to be courageous. At times she struggled with believing in herself, doubting her capabilities both on and off stage. Time and time again, Ashley would dust herself off and hit a home run as the Mayor in many Theatre Adventure productions, a character she created herself. She learned to embody this pride off stage as well.
Theatre Adventure actors have taken to heart being courageous in their lives:
“I was walking downtown by myself and feeling nervous, I remembered my character Sasswoman and said to myself, ‘I can do this!’”
“When I speak up in class and sing alone in the chorus I feel courageous.”
Theatre Adventure actors with and without disabilities create brave and vibrant theater. With innovative artistic vision Theatre Adventure actors inspire awakened views from their audiences.
Performances: April 16-17
Thursday, April 16, 10:30am and Friday April 17, 7pm
Performances are at the West Village Meeting House, 29 South Street, West Brattleboro. This show will be ASL interpreted and the venue is wheel chair accessible.
Tickets: All tickets $10