Loudoun Now: Finding Home in The Snow Monster
November 25, 2022 As the most wonderful time of the year moves into full swing, negative and complicated emotions can rear their heads. Loudoun’s noted music therapy studio A Place to Be addresses anger and learning to communicate emotions in its new winter show, “The Snow Monster,” an original musical written and directed by co-founder…
“Just Like Will” Wins Best Documentary at Skyline Film Fest
We are incredibly pleased to share that Just Like Will has won Best Documentary at Skyline Indie Film Fest! We’re so grateful for the continued support of the film and it’s powerful and important message!
WINC FM: Holy Cow Radio Interview
June 25, 2019 Tom Sweitzer speaks with Barry Lee on the 92.5 WINC FM morning show about the upcoming performances of Holy Cow! An Udderly Amazing New Musical!
Loudoun Times-Mirror: A Place to Be performers let Leesburg students know ‘it’s OK to feel’
March 25, 2019 John W. Tolbert Jr. Elementary School in Leesburg was the “place to be” March 20, when five members of the local therapeutic arts organization A Place to Be communicated the basic idea “it’s OK to feel” through the performance of their song, “You gotta feel.” The writers of the song, Skylar Freeman…
PBS: A Place to Be; Va. Treatment Center for Children
January 10, 2019 “Discover the healing power of music therapy and expressive arts at A Place to Be – for people with all disabilities and challenges suffering from brain injuries to depression, from autism to other battles in life. see how the Virginia Treatment Center for Children helps families cope and find hope with mental…
Loudoun Now: Young Couple with Disabilities Brings Their Story to the Stage
Nov 14, 2018 There’s a group of young people working to deliver a message to middle schoolers throughout Loudoun County: that hope can persist despite challenges. Their medium is a 40-minute musical performance that puts the spotlight on characters facing challenges, such as physical and mental disabilities, and portrays them in positions of strength. The…
Winchester Star: ‘A Mother’s Will’ encourages teen to reach out for help
September 10, 2018 WINCHESTER — If any good could come from the very worst thing a mother could imagine, Ann-Charlotte Robinson meant to find it. “A Will To Survive,” a stage play, is the result. Through spoken word and song, it memorializes Will Robinson, Charlotte’s son, who died by suicide in 2016. The piece, co-written…
Abira and The Mountain featured in Country Spirit Magazine
September 1, 2018 A Place To Be’s new original touring musical was featured in the fall edition of Country Spirit Magazine!
DC Theatre Arts: Interview With Tom Sweitzer About ‘Coming of Age’ Cabaret
August 7, 2018 Entertainment and enlightenment are only two of the expectations for the upcoming performance of Coming of Age at the Creative Cauldron as a group of talented teens perform a cabaret with compelling stories about their personal journeys through tough terrain. Coming of Age will feature songs about the struggles that teens can go through as…
Loudoun Now: $64K Donation Targets Suicide Prevention in Loudoun Schools
Jan 17, 2017 With an eye on preventing suicide and other mental health concerns among young people, the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation and Inova Loudoun Hospital are teaming up to bring two touring mental and physical health awareness theatrical productions to Loudoun County’s public schools. The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation has committed to donating $32,444…