Newsletter | November 2020
We're Grateful for You β€” Thank You!
While the Thanksgiving holiday will look different for many of us this year, everyone at Rehearsal for Life remains grateful for and inspired by our community. ο»ΏTHANK YOU for your generosity and support as we continue to uphold our mission of using theatre, learning and connection to promote the social and emotional welfare of young people in Boston and beyond β€” who need us now more than ever.
Youth Unscripted Kicks Off
A new year of Youth Unscripted has just begun, with over a dozen teen participants from six Boston schools meeting virtually! Hear below from Kayla Williams, Youth Unscripted alumnus-turned-teaching artist in training, about this afterschool program’s impact, how it helps her in college and β€œbeing comfortable with being uncomfortable.”
Kayla Williams (above) speaks at our Impact Event in October from her dorm room at UMass Dartmouth, where she is a first-year student.
Plus, meet one of the newest members of the Urban Improv team: dancer, choreographer, actor, academic β€” and more! β€” Jackson Jirard, who hit the ground running late this summer as Associate Director of Urban Improv.
In Urban Improv and elsewhere, Jackson Jirard (right) wears many hats β€” sometimes literally.
Freelance Players: Mark Your Calendar!
Don't miss our SIX Freelance Players Troupes' virtual productions this fall, premiering over YouTube and Zoom at the following dates and times:

  • Freelance in the Spotlight: Saturday, December 5 @ 6 PM
  • Jamaica Plain Troupe: Thursday, December 10 @ 6 PM
  • Freelance Players Troupe: Friday, December 11 @ 5 PM
  • Needham Troupe: Saturday, December 12 @ 6 PM
  • Newton Troupe: Friday, December 18 @ 6 PM
  • Driscoll Troupe: Saturday, December 19 @ 6 PM

Thank you to the directors, creative staff, young performers and families who make this all possible! To be included in event invitations, email Marketing Associate Emily Duggan at "See" you there!
From Insight to Action: Life Unscripted
On top of serving as an Urban Improv Teaching Artist for almost a decade, Holly Tarnower has recently been hard at work as Rehearsal for Life's Resident Scholar. Her new blog, Life Unscripted, offers audiences a deeper look into our work, shedding light on our processes, practices and experiences with students. According to Holly, staying connected to β€” and being able to look more closely at β€” a diversity of perspectives, including on youth experience and expression during these times, is vital for all β€” and brings her joy to share.
Holly Tarnower (above) earned her MA in Applied Theatre from Emerson College, where she now teaches.
Support Our Students

Your generous contribution today helps us continue to grow our programming and serve our students, who need our support now more than ever. Thank you for thinking of the young people of Boston and beyond at this crucial time.
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