James Dean America is a heartwarming comedy-drama about the power of stories, the magic of the movies, and the impact of empathy as well as a tribute to one of UCLA’s most famous students and American icon, James Dean. The reading took place on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at the UCLA James Bridges Theater.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our special mental health awareness event and supporting Young Storytellers. And a special thank you to the amazing cast who brought the screenplay to life: Jake Borelli, Sharif Atkins, Marguerite Moreau, Michael Durrell, Stephen Macht, Miranda Wynne, Ashley Romans, Ryan Brophy, and Landon Tavernier.
This event was part of Mental Health Awareness Month to benefit the awesome non-profit Young Storytellers which provides mentorship to students in low-income schools on how to write stories and discover the power of their voice. A student’s short script will be performed before the reading. All proceeds from tickets went to Young Storytellers.
Presented by the HEArts Program (Healing and Education through the Arts) in conjuction with the UCLA Semel Institute’s Center for Health Services and Society and UCLA Health