A Children's Picture Book 

Theatrical Production "I Am Brave and Unafraid"

Support the Piper Elementary School Drama Program and come to the first ever theatrical production of   "I Am Brave and Unafraid" 
  • May 9th, 2018. Doors open 6pm. Performance begins at 630pm.
  • Piper Elementary School, 2535 Kenilworth Avenue, Berwyn, IL 
  • No tickets required, FREE performance but your financial support is encouraged as we still have funds to raise to pay our Drama Teachers! Your support is so greatly appreciated! 

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The Piper Elementary Drama Program - Be Brave and Unafraid

"I Am Brave and Unafraid" will transform into a musical!

We just received $4000 in grant money from the Illinois Arts Council Agency to fund a drama program at Piper Elementary in Berwyn, IL.  16th Street Theater will be collaborating with the school to engage 1st - 3rd graders in a first ever drama experience where the kids will write, produce and perform a musical adaptation of the book, "I Am Brave and Unafraid". 

Drama Program and Performance Details

On March 12th, 2018, the drama program at Piper began.  24 children will meet twice a week for 18 sessions to create the musical. On May 9th they will perform their show, open to the public.  

Help the Drama Program Get Fully Funded!

Even though the grant of $4000 is quite generous, we still need to raise an additional $4000 to fully fund the program. If you are a videographer, photographer, or love to sew costumes and would be interested in donating your time and skills, please reach out to me via email.  Thanks so much!!!! Arielle

About the Book

Book Blurb

A big boy falls asleep and enters the magical world of dreamland. Soon his exciting adventure turns into a bad dream. Deep in sleep uses his POWER OF THOUGHT to create a change.  As he repeats the words "I Am Brave and Unafraid" his confidence grows, he faces his nightmare, and transforms it back into a pleasant dream.



 

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About the Author

Arielle Turover Cohen is the author of “I Am Brave and Unafraid.”  With a passion to educate she has maintained a desire to inspire others to learn and adopt an “I Can” attitude.  


"Make an impact in this world by inspiring one person at a time." 


She encourages readers to take a hold of their fears and use their POWER OF THOUGHT to be BRAVE and UNAFRAID thereby increasing their SELF-CONFIDENCE.     

 

Arielle holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Wisconsin at Madison and a double Masters Degree from Gratz College. She lives with her husband and two children in Berwyn, IL.



The Story

The Message

We all have nightmares. When Arielle was a child she had repetitive nightmares of falling . One night, in the middle of her nightmare, she woke up and said to herself, "This is my nightmare, I can control what happens next".  She closed her eyes and decided that instead of falling she would fly high like a bird.  And so she did. 

 This story can help your child deal with their nightmares.


This book goes beyond nightmares. Did you know there are at least 541 phobias listed in the dictionary? The fear of the dark.  The fear of swimming.  The fear of making friends.  The fear of spiders. 

This story can help your child overcome their fears.  


Consider applying this message of being BRAVE and UNAFRAID as your child embarks on new learning adventures like reading, playing an instrument, and learning a sport. 

This story can help build your child's self-confidence.  


Consider applying this message of being BRAVE and UNAFRAID to help your child through a doctor's visit, beat a serious illness, or overcome another difficulty.

 This story can help your child maintain an “I CAN” attitude.


You and your child CAN DO anything, simply with your POWER OF THOUGHT!  

How the Book Was Born, Author's Story

In the same night our two children complained of nightmares.  Our daughter, who was 5 at the time, said the only way she knew how to deal with them was to come and snuggle with me in bed.  Although I love snuggling with her, I wanted her to learn other ways to handle her nightmares.  


"My love, do you know you can change your nightmare?" 

"No." 

"The next time you see that scary lion change him into a birthday cake and blow out the candles." 

"But how can I do that Mama?"  

"With the power of your thought.  You control your thoughts. You choose what you dream about.  If you don't like your dream use your power of thought to change your dream. If you like your dream, use your power of thought to keep the dream going.  Try it tonight". 

"I will Mama, goodnight." 

 

I then headed off to my son's room.  Even though the lights were out, he wanted me to read him another story.  I said I would tell him a story instead.  Together, we laid on his bedroom floor, covers on top, and the story of The Boy and The Bear began.  He wanted it again. And again. The next day he wanted it before nap, and then again before bedtime. After about the 7th time of telling the story I thought to myself, "This is pretty good, I better write it down."  And so I did.   



Interactive Experience

We invite you to share your own personal story.  Encourage your child to write or illustrate their own story of fear.  Ask him/her to share how they were Brave and Unafraid.  If you like, please share it with The Boy by emailing it to us. With your permission your story may be shared on our site!


 

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Our Kickstarter campaign successfully funded on December 13, 2017. Now it is time to focus on mass distribution!


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