- CHARITY BENEFIT
The producers of Peter and the Starcatcher, the five-time Tony® Award-winning play by Rick Elice, today announced “The Thing You Did” Initiative, which will provide people with the opportunity to have their inspirational stories told on a Broadway stage. Through this initiative, which was inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s remarks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, members of the public are invited to share a personal story of a time in their life when someone reached back to help them achieve a goal, or a time when they reached back to help someone else achieve theirs. Stories will then be selected to be told onstage by the cast after specific performances throughout the month of November.
“Last night, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke about opportunity and community in a way that captured our attention,” said lead producer Nancy Gibbs. “All of us involved with Peter and the Starcatcher feel incredibly lucky for having the opportunity to share this story with hundreds of people each night. Now we’d like to give others the chance to tell theirs.”
Submissions should be in the form of a written essay, no longer than 1,500 words. An essay will be chosen by the company to be read aloud, onstage, by the cast members of Peter and the Starcatcher immediately following Wednesday evening shows in November. The authors of the selected submissions will be given six (6) tickets for his/her family and friends to attend the designated performance at which their story will be told onstage.
Now we want to hear from you. Please send all entries to PeterStory@321mgt.com by October 12, 2012.