Three years ago it was an idea. Today, My 2nd Act is not only a stage show, but a television show coming to New Focus Network.
Six-time Emmy Award Winning Producer, Marcia Mule’ and Women Survivors Alliance Founder, Karen Shayne will roll out the new television production for My 2nd Act: Survivor Stories from the Stage in each city the stage show visits. Each show casts local cancer survivor women to be in the television production.
My 2nd Act is a professionally produced stage show staged in theaters across the country and brought to you by the Women Survivors Alliance, a national organization that supports women as they navigate the journey of life after cancer. The shows feature a cast of real women on stage revealing their own personal experiences of surviving the disease. Their 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, My 2nd Act will now follow the path of the current mainstream productions as we film the audition process in each city where survivors share their amazing stories with the hopes of being chosen for the theatrical presentation. 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 backstage 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.
The show will begin airing in October 2016 on New Focus Network. The show’s direction is under the command of Philip Bradley of Artifact Creative. Tickets for the live audience show can be purchased in the city in which the live show takes place.
For more information on how to bring a production to YOUR city, please email Karen Shayne or call the WSA offices at 1-800-569-5193.
My 2nd Act: Survivor Stories from the Stage was founded by WSA’s beloved board member, Joanna Montgomery, as a production to teach and inspire those facing cancer and, in turn, honor their 2nd Acts.