Behind the Scenes

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Flint Academy's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was last Thursday. 

This isn't just a (really incredibly awesome) school play, not to us. This is a group of third through twelfth graders, some typical, some with learning disabilities, some advanced, some with behavioral disorders, all required to participate on stage in a musical

This is every category of high school student that you could think of, all working together on one project. 

This is the end result of our nudging and encouraging and pushing each one all year. This is I'm not doing this, I can't do this, whyyyyyy do we have to do this transformed into the most triumphant curtain call ever, into I don't want the play to be over! 

This is comfort zones left behind, new talents discovered, parents surprised. This is fear and courage, hard work and success. 

This is I want a bigger role next year

This is what we always knew they were capable of, even if they didn't know it themselves. 

This is every last bit of patience and determination and energy that our teaching team possessed. This what have we gotten ourselves into? and why are we doing this, again? and it's impossible, there's just not enough time/money/students who know their lines. This is that heady combination of complete and utter exhaustion mixed with unspeakable pride and wild elation. This is what we do, and this is why we do it.


  1. Oh, wow, how inspiring! I wish I could have seen it!

  2. Congrats! So glad it went well; everyone looks like they're having a blast!


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