Back in September, Take Off the Mask Kids Opera Company was invited to present its original opera on The Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. We knew then that this would be a once in a lifetime opportunity and that we must work hard and persevere to deliver our collective message to a broader audience.
After the opera, Jasmine Momyer eloquently shared from the stage her final words as production manager.
“When we are confronting our barriers… It will hurt. It will take time. It will require confidence. It will require love. We will need to make healthy decisions for ourselves. We will need to keep our minds fresh and clean and our hearts pure. It will require sacrifice. We will need to push our bodies to the limit. There will be temptations to give up. But I promise, when we reach our goal, it will be WORTH IT!! Confront your barriers.”
In these final days of school, we can say that we indeed have confronted our barriers, we have reached our goals, we have learned many life lessons and we are now ready to teach others what we have experienced.
The opera on June 8, 2016 was streamed live for the world to see. We share it with you now.