Asheville Youth Mission, the non-profit that co-sponsored the recent Hearts With Haiti dance tour now brings a debut performance by their new youth drama team.
Many Voices is a drama troupe made up entirely of youth from the greater Asheville area and directed by Aimee and Bill Buchanan. Every Many Voices production is an original work, with subject matter determined and developed by the cast members.
The debut production of Many Voices is named The Strength In Me and is focused on the life, challenges, and triumphs of today’s teenage girl. Using a main cast of girls ages 13-18, and a supporting cast of boys ages 13-16, Many Voices will amaze and inspire audiences with a mixture of drama, music, and rhythm.
This performance will be enjoyed by many ages, but is particularly suited for youth and their parents. Topics in this one act performance include family relationships, peer relationships, and teen pressures such as achievement, appearance, sexuality, and conformity. At the conclusion of each performance the cast will engage in a conversation with the audience, answering questions both as characters and as actors.
Many Voices recently had a sneak peek performance of The Strength In Me, receiving the following praise:
“Amazing performance! These young people come across like professional actors. I don’t know how they do what they do on stage.”
“I wish my daughter had been here to see this. I think every teenage girl needs to experience this production.”
“I hope this show will come to my city. I know a lot of youth who need to see this.”