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I AM YOU Monologues 2010

In March 2010 Stone Belt, in partnership with the Bloomington Playwrights Project, presented the second season of its “I AM YOU,” monologues written and performed by individuals with disabilities.

The evening featured monologues written over the course of the past year by 14 Stone Belt clients under the supervision of four volunteer directors. Two of the directors joined the project via Theatre of the People, a new inclusive theatre company located in Bloomington. Hannah Moss and David Nosko bring great knowledge and experience to the project, having worked both in front and behind the curtain in many theatrical productions. Joining Hannah and David are two Indiana University students, Jami Patton and Sara Rebmann. They bring wonderful background in creative writing and programming for individuals with disabilities.

I AM YOU provides individuals with disabilities with the opportunity to share their stories and showcase their talents. Participation in a professional theatre production is an exciting chance to demonstrate to the community that all individuals have impactful stories to share, and that all people have artistic skills, dreams and aspirations. Client performers and directors spent 15 weeks working together to craft their monologues and work on the dramatics.

Performing in the second season of I AM YOU were be fourteen individuals who utilize Stone Belt services, representing all facets of the agency’s programs, including educational programs, residential life, and community employment; and performers represent all of our service areas, including Bedford, Columbus and Bloomington. The agency is thrilled to have such a broad representation of individuals in the production.

Stone Belt is a not-for-profit organization that provides education and support for individuals with disabilities. Established in 1958, we are the oldest and largest agency of our kind in south central Indiana. We offer educational, residential, employment support and clinical and health services for over 1,300 clients in Monroe, Lawrence, Owen, Bartholomew, and surrounding counties. It is our mission, in partnership with the community, to prepare, empower and support persons with developmental disabilities and their families to participate fully in the life of the community. 

Click on the performers names below to watch their videos.  To the videos in High Definition, click here.

Angie Ehlers & Dixie Chaney - "You've Got a Friend"

Archie Herron - "Yellow Submarine"
Crystal Pitts - "My Heart Will Go On"
Kim Craig - "River of Dreams"
Kimmi Bignell - "Art Star"
Mark Summitt - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
Mike Collins & Gina Barger - "Good Morning Beautiful"
Misty Lawyer, Krista Heard & Melissa Abbitt - "We Are Family"
Rebcca Zimmerman - "The Long and Winding Road"
Richard Laraway - "I Believe in Music"