Local Birmingham Women Cancer Survivors Cast In Stage Show Production Heading To Television

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Women Survivors Alliance Brings Show Production To Birmingham

Karen Shayne, Executive Producer and Founder of the Women Survivors Alliance, and 6-time Emmy Winner Marcia Mule’ announced today Birmingham, Alabama, has been chosen to host a cancer survivor stage show with local cancer survivors. The show will be produced and filmed for television.

My 2nd Act: Survivor Stories from the Stage is coming to Dorothy Jemison Theater on Sunday, November 6, 2016. Local women cancer survivors from the Birmingham area have been cast for the production include Scarlett Bradford, Karen Garner-Scott, Amanda Warr, Jaime Hudson, Gina Walters, Jackie Ross, Karla Ross, Cynthia Ryan and Brookshire McDonald.

My 2nd Act: Survivor Stories from the Stage is a stage show staged in theaters across the country and brought to you by the Women Survivors Alliance. The shows feature a cast of real women on stage revealing their own personal experiences of surviving cancer. The cast’s dramatic essays unravel the truth about perseverance in the face of uncertainty as they enter their 2nd Act of life--survivorship. The result is a raw and honest exposé that not only empowers those on stage, but also inspires those witnessing. It's an amazing evening of emotions as it celebrates both the survivors and non-survivors in the audience. In turn, the members of the audience are motivated to create their own 2nd Acts, inspiring others, regardless of the challenges they face in life. And long after the stage lights have gone dark this inspiration and joy has a lasting effect.

As a newly featured television series on New Focus Network, a new Smart TV platform coming in October 2016, My 2nd Act follows the backstories of inspiring participants, and catches the emotional moments before each woman steps out onto the stage. Well-produced backstories of inspiring participants will be created as we follow these courageous women through the process and into the spotlight. The stage show itself will have a more intimate connection to its cast and cameras back stage will capture the jitters and butterflies as the women step out onto the stage. This new approach will reflect the energy and vitality of the brave women who bare their stories to a worldwide audience.

Joining the gals both on-stage and as a Co-Host for red carpet interviews, behind the scenes scoops and shenanigans is Nashville 14-year old brain cancer survivor, Jessica Meyer. Jessica is a rocketing star who has been the keynote speaker, fundraiser, and smile-maker for hundreds of events bringing vast awareness and advocacy to pediatric cancer. It’s no wonder this media darling is one of the 2015-16 Champion Ambassadors for Children’s Miracle Network. She’s appeared with Jack Black, Donald Faison and Brett Dalton as a super hero cancer buster. While being a stellar student in her 8th grade class and doing kid stuff, this sprite will supercharge the hearts and hopes of cast, crew and audiences alike.

“What an amazing opportunity to bring My 2nd Act to not just the stage, but to the screen,” states Marcia Mule’, 6-time Emmy Winner and Executive Producer. “This show showcases amazing women in Birmingham making great change in their lives as well as others.”

Birmingham’s My 2nd Act is generously underwritten by Cancer Treatment Centers of America Southeastern Medical Center. Supporting sponsors include Survivor Collection and Igntya, Inc.

Showtime at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater will be at 3pm on November 6th and will be filmed live. My 2nd Act will air on New Focus Network during the holiday season. Tickets for the live audience show can be purchased at djdtheater.org. The event is open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to attend to show support of these amazing women.

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