During his senior year at Michigan Alex was diagnosed with cancer and given a 15-30% chance of survival. At that point he found a new identity, a new voice...
MY OTHER VOICE, a new play written by Alex Kip alongside director Ari Laura Kreith is currently being developed in New York City for the Fall of 2014. In sharing his story, Kip depicts music and art as a tool for healing and inspiration while drawing attention to the plight of young adults, whose cancer survival rate has not improved at the same rate as other age groups. At the same time, cancer incidence among young adults has increased more than any other age group, becoming the number one disease killer in that population.
Kip, 25, received his BFA in musical theatre from U-M and is also a graduate of the London Dramatic Academy. He was given a 15-30% chance of survival after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma as a senior at U-M. During subsequent treatment at the U-M Medical Center, Kip lost his voice. In May, Dr. Ora H. Pescovitz, CEO of the U-M Health System, describes Alex as “the epitome of courage” and praised his ability to “reinvent himself as a person and artist.”
MY OTHER VOICE has received multiple readings with industry professionals in New York City, three public showings in Columbus, OH, and three weekends at the Arthur Miller Theatre in Ann Arbor, MI. In Ann Arbor, audiences had the opportunity to participate in free yoga classes prior to selected performances and attend post-show talkbacks featuring physicians, patients, and caregivers. Now, MY OTHER VOICE will be opening in New York City in the Fall of 2014!
We hope you can join us on this unforgettable journey; see you at the show!
*MY OTHER VOICE is empowered by Share Phil♥thropic Enterprises
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- Theatre is expensive, and ticket sales only cover a portion of our production cost. Support live theatre in Ann Arbor!
- MY OTHER VOICE is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.
- Contributions for the purposes of MY OTHER VOICE must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Help bring hope and awareness to cancer patients.
• 72,000 adolescents and young adults aged 15- 39 are diagnosed with cancer.
• Cancer incidence in young adults has increased more than in other age groups.
• Survival rates have not improved at the same rate as other age groups.
• Cancer has become the number one disease killer in young adults.
• Young adults are now the most under served patient population by age.