Ten-year Old to Create Stage Play/Feature Film Focusing on Child Cruelty
Talented Little Lady Insists on Being the Voice for her Generation
(Atlanta, GA – December 27, 2007) When the onset of societal issues comes to the forefront, many people tend to opt out, claiming, “It’s not my problem.” But when the problem is one that involves cruel treatment of children, ten year old Mary Pat Wright resolved not to simply talk about the problem. Instead, she has chosen to use her gift of writing to create a stage play/feature film that she believes will help bring help, healing, and wholeness to those who have been affected.
Entitled, “Easy Street Ain’t So Easy,” the stage play/feature film is scheduled to be released in January 2008. Noted filmmaker Bobby Peoples has stepped to the plate to produce the stage play/feature film, which will be directed by Renee Warren, renowned writer-director-actress.
The storyline for “Easy Street Ain’t So Easy” evolved after Mary Pat learned of two close friends that seemed to have become victims of the evils of life. One friend had been sexually assaulted, and the other had delved into self-mutilation by attempting to slash her wrists on several occasions. Determined not to destroy their friendships by breaking confidentiality, Mary Pat decided to conduct her own research online in an effort to seek help. She was given direction on where to search for answers by subliminally quizzing her mother. When her mother finally discovered the details of the matter, Mary Pat informed her that she must be the voice for her peers. “There’s got to be a way to help them. I believe bringing it to the stage will be a blessing for everyone,” says Mary Pat.
During her research, Mary Pat discovered the Covenant House, a national nonprofit organization that works with troubled youth. She reached out to the Georgia affiliate, and as a result, she intends to donate partial proceeds from ticket sales of the stage play/feature film to the organization.
It is my mission to make all children aware that there is help out there for them . My freind thought no one would believe her so she cut her self if you saw her arm you would do something too. So I need your help making this happen. On January the 12 when my play opened I had 320 students when I got home 43 kids emailed me for information on both how they could help or how they could find help.
My play helps kids find a way to speak out , my play teaches parents to listen to there children because if not they could turn out like the kids actors in my play.
we need the money to help pay for tickets ,venues , and posters.