Morgan O’Donnell-Curry Interns with Express Yourself

July 17, 2013

Current student Morgan O’Donnell-Curry ’14 interned at Express Yourself this past year. She had a wonderful experience with them!

In addition to creating stage effects and performance pieces, she performed on stage at their annual production “Viva!”  at the Wang Theatre in the spring.

The internship has shaped O’Donnell-Curry’s career plans. She wants to go to grad school for direction of performance art!

>>To learn more about the Internship Program at Montserrat College of Art, click here!

Express Yourself immerses young people into the creative world of music, dance, and visual arts and empowers them with life-changing results. EXYO celebrates cultural diversity and collaboration with isolated youth from 17 Department of Mental Health residential and inpatient facilities who form their own large community. Since 1989, over 2,200 kids in newly created communities have worked collaboratively with artists and celebrities such as Blue Man Group, STOMP, Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart, and Broadway dancers. Youth and artists become inspired during a full-year program creating set designs, visual art, and performance pieces for their grand celebration at the Citi Performing Arts Center’s Wang Theatre. EXYO challenges myths surrounding young people with mental illness and at-risk youth, allowing these individuals to explore art as a path toward a healthy sense of identity and belonging and toward feeling valued for their artistic contributions. More than 300 young people per year emerge from a sense of isolation in hospitals, residential programs, and community settings to a strong sense of collaboration and celebration in a thriving multi-disciplinary art community.