Out of My Comfort Zone debuted off-Broadway as a stage musical to sold-out audiences in New York and in London, and is currently in post-production as an independent feature film with an Emmy-Award winning editor.
Josh and Rachel's close friendship is tested when a school cyberbully threatens to expose secrets in this modern coming out, coming of age feature film musical comedy set in a New York City school. Out of My Comfort Zone explores stereotypes and the struggles teens face when first finding their social and emotional comfort zones.
Written by husband-and-wife team Ivy Vale and Rick Reil, Out of My Comfort Zone was created as a direct response to the bullying epidemic and alarming rise in youth suicide. Out of My Comfort Zone engages kids with an insanely catchy original score, humor and a cast of diverse, relatable, teenage characters. Out of My Comfort Zone is for 'tweens, teens and families to watch together, to open up dialogues about gender and sexuality, and provide a safe way for kids to talk to their parents about how they are treated at school.
"A singing, dancing powerhouse with dialogue that rings true and real." - The Huffington Post
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Now more than ever, young people need to see themselves represented in the media and in the world around them. Megan Townsend, lead entertainment media strategist for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, states, “These portrayals in films aimed at young people are incredibly important. They both help real LGBTQ youth to recognize they are not alone and accelerate acceptance within their peer groups. This ultimately creates a safer environment for LGBTQ young people to be authentically themselves.” (Source: The Importance of LGBTQ Characters in Children’s Films and Television, March 24, 2017, www.sheknows.com).
OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE
Crowdfunding promo to end bullying and support The Out of My Comfort Zone Project.
'If only I'd seen a musical like Out of My Comfort Zone when I was growing up, it would have saved me a lot of pain and heartache." - Sir Ari Gold, Billboard Top 10 Recording Artist
Book & Lyrics by Ivy Vale
Music by Rick Reil and Ivy Vale