Every summer, our Act 2 Youth write, collaborate, produce and act in a original play. It is an honor to be selected to be a member of the writing team. Students are selected based on interviews and writing samples. The Writing Workshop takes place on Saturdays throughout June, and in July our Act 2 Youth come together in a two-week intensive camp to put on the play.
Positively Pessimistic is written in collaboration by Act 2 Youth and Kirsten Novotny. Cameron and Cameryn come from polar opposite societies – the Optimists and the Pessimists. Due to an accidental file switch, they wake one day to find themselves living the life of the other – forced to navigate everyday life in completely new – often hilarious – ways. When a chance meeting brings the pair together, they must unite to put their lives back to normal by switching their files. If their plan works and they return to their previous lives, they must make a choice; armed with the memories of their time on the opposite side, do they simply move on or unite once more to bring harmony to their world?