Editor’s Note: Due to weekend weather forecasts of hazardous travel this weekend, the producers of LEAP and the Southern Door Community Auditorium have announced that this weekend’s performances of LEAP: The Human Kindness Project, have been postponed. The re-scheduled performances are the weekend of Sunday, April 29.
This year’s “LEAP: The Human Kindness Project” frames the high-stakes, cut-throat world of Broadway auditions as a microcosmic metaphor for life’s struggle to keep hold of one’s dreams while navigating the constant barrage of negativity that comes from others and from within.
Sponsored by Door County Medical Center, “LEAP: The Human Kindness Project” is a student-led, adult-facilitated program that gathers students from Door County high schools to address an issue of social change. Each year, the group collaborates with a team of local writers, musicians, actors, choreographers and directors to identify a societal issue, and works together from November to April to learn about and design a response.
The program culminates in an original creation of music, dance, multimedia, spoken word and theater through which the students express their approach to the issue, share their ideas for a solution, convey the educational material that brought them to that conclusion, and challenge the audience to shift their own perspectives.
The production is presented to more than 1,300 of their high school peers during daytime performances, and to the wider community with an evening performance on April 13 at 7 pm and an afternoon performance on April 15 at 2 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for students, and can be purchased at southerndoorauditorium.org. For more information call 920.493.5979.