Thursday, January 19, 2012
Priscilla’s Will Swenson, Nick Adams and Tony Sheldon
Theatermania: Will Swenson, Nick Adams and Tony Sheldon have become the first performers to be featured in a television public service announcement for the "It Gets Better" campaign, which had previously been limited to online videos. The PSA featuring the stars of Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical is scheduled to begin airing on February 22. The It Gets Better Project was begun by writer Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller last year after a rash of suicides by gay students who had faced bullying or harassment at school. The endeavor has included thousands of videos, both amateur and professional, and featured both famous and average Americans addressing young gay people and reiterating the concept that life will get better in adulthood (Andy Prost Feb 2011). VIDEO FLASH: Priscilla's Will Swenson, Nick Adams and Tony Sheldon in Anti-Bullying "It Gets Better" PSA
Nick Adams (born 10 June 1983, Erie, Pennsylvania) is an American musical theater dancer and actor. Adams was born in Erie, Pennsylvania to Kenneth Mark Adams and Janet Rose Wojtalik. He attended high school at Mercyhurst Preparatory School in Erie. His first professional theatrical job was at age 16. Wikipedia: Nick Adams
Will Swenson (born October 26, 1973 in Provo, Utah) is an American actor, writer and film director best known for his work in musical theatre. He also has developed a cult film career, primarily in Mormon cinema. He is well known among Utahn Mormons, particularly for his role as Jonathan Jordan in the LDS Cinema movie The Singles Ward (2002) and its sequel, The Singles 2nd Ward (2007). Swenson also co-wrote, directed and acted in the LDS Cinema movie Sons of Provo (2004). Wikipedia: Will Swenson
Tony Sheldon (born 12 September 1955, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is an award winning Australian actor/singer best known for his work in theatre; he is also a writer. He comes from one of Australia's leading theatrical families: his mother is Toni Lamond, his aunt Helen Reddy, and his grandmother Stella Lamond. He appeared in the television show, In Melbourne Tonight, at the age of eight. He played in the Sydney production of Oliver. After leaving Cranbrook School, where he had been a boarder, he was in the premiere production of A Hard God, and was a foundation actor with the Hunter Valley Theatre Company. Wikipedia: Tony Sheldon
Bullying is an abusive treatment, the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when habitual and involving an imbalance of power. It may involve verbal harassment, physical assault or coercion and may be directed persistently towards particular victims, perhaps on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ability. The "imbalance of power" may be social power and/or physical power. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a "targeted individual" (Wikipedia).