FAMILY FRIDAY: Connections Matter
By Kiersten Birondo, Director of Marketing & Communication
Before COVID-19 became an everyday reference, connection was the #1 thing that we heard teens, children, and parents struggle with. That’s why we’re here. That’s why theatre is here. To create connection between us all. It’s the secret sauce to wellness, brain development and even academic success for young people of all ages! These last 5 months, young people and SteppingStone have created innovative connections through art in virtual space.
Meet Jaeden, a young artist who recounts her experiences of connection while devising ‘Alice in Wonderland’, an original musical created entirely on Zoom by SteppingStone teens this summer. “It’s way different than any Alice in Wonderland you’ve seen before,” Jaden says. “It’s based on the book but we changed it to be more modern and fit Zoom” she explains. Here’s our interview with Jaden:
The ways connection happens is different now but more important than ever. Encourage your young person to keep creating their art, whether it’s writing, singing, dancing, or creating one-of-a-kind characters. Invite them to share their work with friends or family and work together to share with your networks across digital platforms! Despite the ever-present challenges of COVID-19, we will keep creating opportunities for connection for all young people — virtually and in-person.