Joint Program in Social Work

Universities of NCA&T and UNCG

‘Foster Care Chronicles’ production opens March 31

The Foster Care Chronicles project, primarily funded by the HRSA JMSW Behavioral Health Training Grant through the Department of Social Work at UNCG, the UNCG School of Theater and Triad Stage, helps people in the foster care system create and perform a production based on their first person accounts.

It gives regional youth aged 15-25 who are or were in foster care a unique opportunity to use the arts to boost their overall psychological well-being.

Playwright Janet Allard (UNCG Theatre) has melded stories of the youth in foster care into a script and will mount a full-scale production, “Foster Care Chronicles: Rise Up.” UNCG Theatre students will help the youth bring their stories to life on stage through set, props sound and lighting design.

Their six show run opens on Friday, March 31, 2017, at Triad Stage’s Upstairs Cabaret. They will also perform in Chapel Hill on Saturday, April 22, in a special one-night performance at the UNC School of Social Work.

The production is directed and produced by Alicia Kaplan, assistant professor in the Department of Social Work, UNCG School of Health and Human Sciences.

The performance dates and times are:

Friday, 3/31, Saturday, 4/1, Thursday, 4/6, and Friday, 4/7 at  8 p.m.
Sunday, 4/2, and Saturday, 4/8, at 2 p.m.

Tickets are on sale through the Triad Stage box office:

Tickets are $18 for the general public, $12 for students, and free to any youth in foster care.​