We want to thank everyone who attended our 40th Anniversary Reunion,
made a contribution, posted on facebook, sent us notes to wish us well
and anyone who was ever a part of The Freelance Players.
Without you all we wouldn't be celebrating this tremendous milestone.
We would love to hear from you. Email us to be added to our Freelance Players list, past and present!
or visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/freelanceplayers
Former Freelancer, Allie Glickman:
It's the 40th Anniversary celebration of the Freelance Players this weekend and because I'm so sad I can't be there, here's my contribution:
Driscoll Troupe's 2004 production of Mything Links, probably one of my favorite Freelance shows ever. Freelance was the first place where I felt like I truly belonged and had something to offer. Kippy Dewey, Narcissa Campion, and Zachary Stuart taught me how to use my voice and be proud of who I was. It is where I found my love of theatre and the course of my life was changed. I made some of the greatest friends and was at home. There's a lot of hyperbole here, but it's all so true. Freelance gave me so much and I wouldn't be where I am without it. I'm a Freelance kid, through and through.
"Try and try, don't ever quit. Try some more and then when you think you've conquered it, time to start again!"
- Mything Links
The Freelance Players, Inc., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating
a meaningful, positive and lasting impact on the young people of the greater
Boston area through our two long-standing and successful programs.
Freelance Players - FLP Troupes, running for 40 years and touching the lives of thousands, uses theater to foster imagination, self expression, mutual respect, and confidence in young people. Freelance promotes community by building bridges across ethnic, geographic and socio-economic boundaries in greater Boston. Young people are engaged in the creation and performance of original musical theater for audiences of all ages. Students acquire skills in acting, singing and dance as well as in valuable life-lessons and skills. The Troupes meet during the school year and are staffed by theater professionals.
Urban Improv has had a tremendous impact on the young people of greater Boston for over 20 years. The program provides violence prevention programming which incorporates structured theater improvisation to provide young people a realistic and compelling forum to engage in self-exploration, practice self-expression and critical decision making. Urban Improv's interactive workshops challenge students to deal creatively with major issues in their lives and promotes positive youth development as a catalyst for violence prevention and social change. To learn more or to donate directly to Urban Improv, visit the Urban Improv website at http://www.urbanimprov.org.
Whether in a Freelance Troupe musical or an Urban Improv interactive workshop, young people experience the thrill of artistic growth, self-expression, and the joy of being part of a dynamic community.
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Nurturing Artistic Excellence * Building Self-Esteem * Teaching Life-Long Skills * Encouraging Friendships
**Next Session Auditions Begin Early September 2014**
(check your Troupe's webpage for updated details for Fall 2014 Session)
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He discovered a piece of himself he never knew he had."
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