Showtime for “The Life Project”

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

life project actors perform short playsIn late April, audiences were treated to powerful performances of the “The Life Project,” the latest in a series of original pieces written and performed by the clients of Phoenix House Residential Program in Long Island City with students and faculty from the Outreach Division of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. The work consisted of 17 short skits on themes of life and loss that were consistently joyous, moving, and provocative.  Audiences of  fellow clients, staff, board members, and friends of the Studio reacted enthusiastically to each of three productions,  held at the client’s treatment facility in Long Island City, Phoenix House Career Academy, and the Stella Adler Studio in Manhattan. At the conclusion of the final show, clients and actors hosted a Q&A session, sharing  stories of the camaraderie, creativity, and personal growth they gained while working on this unique collaboration.

actors clients bring plays to life

The Stella Adler Studio’s philosophy of theater is similar to Phoenix House’s treatment philosophy – stressing the importance of community and giving back. We are grateful for the opportunities the Studio has provided to our clients during this partnership, as they promote a healthy, therapeutic outlet throughout recovery.

The Long Island City Center’s Women’s Program provides innovative substance abuse treatment services to female clients using evidenced-based practices. The program offers an array of vital services and the staff is trained to meet the unique needs of women, including those who struggle with co-occurring mental health problems. The Men’s Program provides services and substance abuse treatment, individual and group counseling, as well as evidence-based therapeutic interventions that address specific client needs and enable clients to redefine their personal rites of passage and views on manhood in healthy ways. The Center also provide medical services, vocational support, and recreational programming.

Find out more about the programs and services offered at Phoenix House, or call our toll-free number today: 1 888 671 9392.

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