THE SECRET LIFE OF RILEY K.
Education Arts Canada (made possible through funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation)
Touring Production (York & Simcoe region schools), 3 tours to date: January 2017, October 2017, February-April 2018
director/book writer · Ali Joy Richardson
producer/lyricist · David Gershon
composer · Judy Adelman Gershon
performers · Jamie Joong & Chris James
Riley K. is a young, ambitious girl on a journey of understanding her own anxiety disorder. Her "perfect life" turns into a perfect mess when her anxiety starts to interfere with her friendships, family, and love of performing.
Created in consultation with an Advisory Committee of mental health professionals and educators, The Secret Life of Riley K. is a touring musical for Grades 4-6. It aims to destigmatize mood and anxiety disorders for young audiences while offering strategies for managing everyday anxiety.
To book The Secret Life of Riley K. for your school, please contact Education Arts Canada.
Photos: David Gershon