“The SOURCE? Yeah, it was empowering because I felt that I had something, knowledge that could save my life, and if I could pass it on to someone else I could save theirs too. So it was empowering, just like getting self defense skills, just like getting psychological self-defense skills to defend yourself. I was damn thankful that I had it.” -Former SOURCE Member
Welcome to SOURCE Productions! The SOURCE is an exciting, educational touring theatre and video company for young adults that has been based in Sarasota, Florida for over thirty years. Created and produced in 1981, The SOURCE is a vital educational resource for both the local and national community. Directed by Equity actress and nationally published playwright, KT Curran, The SOURCE creates innovative theatre, film and videos that directly respond to the needs of youth and young adults. Award-winning, innovative, and […]
The young actors in The SOURCE receive extensive training in theatre, film acting, life skills, and sexuality education in order to give back to the community and the nation by becoming a “source” of life-saving information to their peers.
CURRENTLY TOURING is READ MY LIPS – a play about bullying for middle school students. Commissioned by the Sarasota County Believe In All Your Possibilities Campaign, this funny and moving play has been seen by thousands of middle school students.
The First Time Club is a short film about four teenagers on the brink of adolescence who make a vow of friendship by pricking their fingers and rubbing their blood together. The teens start a club and plan to sneak out of the house and have adventures together at midnight. Thus begins a story that takes the four friends into adolescence and the dangerous world of sex, drugs, and HIV. Their friendship is tested as each of them faces the […]
Award-winning, innovative, and provocative, students, educators and administrators consistently evaluate The SOURCE as one of the most effective prevention programs in the nation. “In The SOURCE, young women and men can flourish emotionally, intellectually and professionally, while they simultaneously navigate the treacherous waters of inadequate sex education, underfunded and under- resourced classrooms, and vanishing arts programs.” — CUNY Graduate Research Center CUNY University New York, New York
When the Party Ends (www.whenthepartyends.com) is a new, short film about a group of GLBT friends, exploring life, love, relationships, and HIV. Set in Sarasota, Florida, When the Party Ends begins as Anthony, a hip young man in his early twenties, returns home from New York after being exposed to HIV. As Anthony desperately looks for a sense of safety from his fears, he seeks out his first love, an old boyfriend from high school.
The Holding Cell is a heart-wrenching theatre production and film about a young girl names Sky who falls in love with a teenage drug dealer. Exploring the epidemic of prescription drug abuse, this film is a harrowing account of teenage addiction and overdose.
SOURCE Productions is a far-reaching and innovative theatre, video, and film program that reaches tens of thousands of young adults each year with our SOURCE Teen Theatre touring programs, SOURCE 21 Theatre for college age young adults, PSA Productions, and film productions that are shown on television, the internet, and in film festivals worldwide.
The SOURCE works with groups across the United States to create theatre and film productions that directly address issues that young people are dealing with today: bullying, gang violence, drug and alcohol abuse, tobacco prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, HIV/AIDS, and sexually transmitted infections. Many of the plays are nationally published and are performed by groups in the US, Canada, England and Australia. Our plays, films, and PSA’s are seen by hundreds of thousands of young people through performances on stage, […]
Freefall (freefallthewebseries.com) is a new web series about five friends stumbling through their first year of college. With sex, drugs, the beginning of friendships and the depth of heartbreaks, Freefall is an emotional mosh-pit that slams through the insanity of their freshmen year. They’ll break hearts and burn brain cells, while fearlessly confronting every challenge head on.
BOOST (BOOSTMOVIE.COM) is a new short film created by SOURCE PRODUCTIONS. Jake Peterson is a hot college guy who knows what it takes to get what he wants. He believes that sometimes you just need a little boost, whether it’s in class, at the gym, or with the ladies. But when a drug-‐ and alcohol-‐soaked date goes too far, word gets around campus, and pretty soon Jake is confronted with the truth of what he has done.