“Get Out Alive” is a new musical event by independent artist Nikki Lynette. Collaborating with Northwestern music theatre professor and director Roger Ellis, AMTP will work to develop this edgy one-woman musical into a multimedia theatrical event. Using storytelling, song, movement, visual media and a live DJ, Nikki’s offbeat approach to sharing her personal mental health journey shows that even when life leads us to a bad place, we can always make it out alive.
One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological issues at some point in their lives. Yet, mental health and the stigmas around it are a subject that most people don’t want to discuss. In Happy Songs About Unhappy Things, indie artist Nikki Lynette is forcing her hometown Chicago to have the conversation.
The #iGetoutAlive mental health turn ups are all about creating an environment where people can come together in the name of mental wellness without the heaviness of it being clinical or preachy. These unusual events include live performances, mental health themed art installations, dancing, and play, creating a cathartic experience for everyone in attendance.