The Same Sky Project wants to share its rock opera, “A Will to Survive,” with the wider community. The rock opera is designed to let teens know that they are not alone in their struggles with mental health or social struggles.
A free public performance of “A Will to Survive” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at Stone Bridge High School and 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Potomac Falls High School. The performances are sponsored by grants from The Claude Moore Foundation and Inova Loudoun Hospital administered through the Loudoun Education Foundation.
The goal of the 55-minute performance is to talk about depression, suicide prevention and accepting others and yourself no matter what life challenges you might face. With a sensitive and thoughtful script, this show will inspire and educate students about better ways to manage life when it gets to a place where it seems too hard to handle.
“A Will to Survive” is produced by the Same Sky Project, an ensemble of 40-plus teenagers living with diverse challenges. They create and perform original work thematically rooted in empathy, kindness, joy and hope to raise awareness about differences. The Same Sky Project is part of A Place to Be, a Middleburg-based, music therapy and counseling nonprofit. It provides services to more than 200 families each week and has satellite hubs at the Paxton Campus in Leesburg and Inova Loudoun Hospital.
Learn more at aplacetobeva.org/a-will-to-survive.