What: “Worth It” play is a 2-hour, faith-based play that portrays talent show auditions at a high school where an altercation elevates to the point of individuals identifying to be suicidal and/or struggling with a mental health crisis. The actors display different signs of suicidal tendencies in the play, showcasing corresponding action steps. This comedy, musical, and drama play is appropriate for teens and young adults. Youth groups have attended previous shows with the youth group leader guiding pre-/post-performance discussions. Many of the youth who are selected for roles in this play also get to express their mental health through their performance.
Response to the premiere of “Worth It” was overwhelming in unexpected ways. It opened the door to critical conversations between parents and their children, teachers and their students, friends, and coworkers about thoughts that are often hidden deep in our souls and in silent shame. “Worth It” lets those with suicidal ideations know that they are not alone and that asking for help is okay. It lets everyone else know the importance of kindness, acceptance, and a willingness to speak up when they believe someone’s life may be in danger. Trained counselors will be available at each performance to answer questions and assist those in need of guidance.