Housatonic Valley Coalition Against Substance Abuse (HVCASA) is proud to sponsor a performance of DIRT, a play about adolescence and choices.
Not a lecture or seminar, DIRT is a play of many characters all performed by one actor/comedian-- John Morello. Having spent most of his life watching friends and family become victims of destructive decisions he responded by writing the one man show DIRT. With 15 years of stage experience Morello comically and effortlessly slips in and out of the characters to tell a story which is compelling, unique, and yet is unfortunately the story of far too many of our young people.
According to Morello, “ Kids don’t need flashing lights, cliches, and a circus production to connect with them. Like all of us they want honesty, respect, and someone who is real.” DIRT addresses the core reasons for substance abuse such as self esteem, depression, and a desire to find a purpose in this often chaotic life. Audiences are sure to see someone they know or can relate to and it is this cathartic recognition that has been connecting with young people across the country.
This is a free event. High School students who bring an adult will be entered into a drawing to win a kindle e-reader. Seating is limited and advance reservations are suggested. For more information and reservations, please call 203 743-7711or email
March 11, 2013
Sponsored by HVCASA/ Drug Free Schools Committee
Reservations at 203 743-7741 or