ABOUT THIS SHOW:
Get Out Alive is a new autobiographical musical by independent artist Nikki Lynette. Using storytelling, song, movement, visual media and a live DJ, Nikki’s offbeat approach to sharing her personal mental health journey shows that even when life leads us to a bad place, we can always make it out alive.
Recounting her personal journey marked by abuse, grief, sexual assault, and suicide, Lynette raises awareness around mental health all through the lens of a punk/hip hop concert. The first songs from Get Out Alive were performed in 2018 when Lynette opened for Russian feminist protest punk rock group Pussy Riot. The full piece was later workshopped in a developmental reading produced by the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University in May 2019. A creative powerhouse, Lynette's music has been featured in popular shows on MTV, Fox, Hulu and Netflix. Since her return to the public eye, she has written articles about mental health, depression, and suicide for prominent black publications, and is currently working on a mental health documentary Happy Songs About Unhappy Things.
For more information: http://nikkilynette.com/
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