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The Road To Me: An Autobiographical Play Detailing the Journey of an Individual Overcoming Adversity to Find Hope
December 2, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Road To Me: An Autobiographical Play Detailing the Journey of an Individual Overcoming Adversity to Find Hope In the fall of 2007, Boomer Rose began his studies at Shenandoah University, pursuing his BFA in Acting. Before finishing his degree, he had to drop out of school due to his addiction. Fifteen years later, he returns, once again a student, to complete his Bachelor’s Degree. Boomer is now a grateful recovering addict, approaching his 6th year of recovery, UX/UI expert based on his lived experience. Having experienced incarceration, institutions, and a near-fatal overdose, he understands the challenges individuals face upon re-entry and early recovery. Boomer uses his theatrical background and personal experiences with addiction, trauma, and the criminal justice system to better understand the needs of those searching for services at a deeper level. Boomer has developed several mobile applications, including Clean (Addiction/Recovery), ETC App (Re-Entry), and Affirm (Mental Health). On Friday, December 2nd, Boomer will perform “The Road To Me,” an autobiographical play that details how trauma can have long-lasting impacts on our lives and how an individual can overcome adversity to find hope. Since September, Boomer has been working with his former and current mentor Professor Kirsten Trump to bring this idea to life. “The Road To Me” is a blend of the modalities Boomer has learned throughout his academic, professional, and personal life. Combining his skillsets in theater, social work, public health, and peer support creates a unique piece of educational theater. “The Road To Me” is Boomer’s senior research project at Shenandoah University, in partnership with The College of Public Health at the University of South Florida and The Harrell Center. This event is Free to Shenandoah students and the general public. Seating is limited. A question and answer session
will occur after the performance.
Warning: The show discusses difficult topics that may be triggering, such as domestic violence, child abuse, substance use,
death, cancer, grief, and loss.