ROLL WITH IT!
See what the critics are saying:
“Roll With It!” is a promising new work that features a pair of impressive performances and tells a remarkable and fascinating true life story."
-Michelle Kenyon, KDHX
"The story is told with a strong through line and well-chosen details. Rodriguez Banister builds credibility for the script with her candor about her life both before and after the accident.
The script includes a surprising amount of humor."
-Gerry Kowarsky, Two on the Aisle
"With its positive attitude and indelible heroine, “Roll With It!” delivers insight – and warmth. It must be a call to action, for it’s not enough to describe it as inspiring."
-Lynn Verhaus, PopLifeSTL.com
Read Lynn Venhaus' Review Here
After an SUV rollover leaves 25-year-old Katie paralyzed from the chest down, she and her former self struggle with physical, emotional, psychological, and financial challenges as they aim to recover, and find purpose and beauty in daily living. Katie’s journey with friends, family and caregivers is soul-stirring, difficult, funny, and honest.
Adapted and Directed by Michelle Zielinski from Derek Patterson's art piece entitled "Letters to Mom and Dad," The Black Mirror Theatre Company has revisited one of our short plays produced in December of 2018 which examines race and the sober communication Black families still have to protect their sons and daughters from institutional racism and police abuse. And while "The Talk" wouldn't have saved George Floyd or Breonna Taylor or Ahmaud Arbery or Sandra Bland or Tamir Rice or Elijah Glay or Walter Wallace, Jr., we feel it's time to be reminded of this reality and to strive forward for a better America.
Special thanks to Derek Patterson, Turquoise Brown, Sherre Ward as Mom and Don McClendon as Dad. You can find the link to the video on YouTube here.