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My 2nd Act: Survivor Stories from the Stage to Raleigh

RALEIGH, NC –The empowering and highly entertaining My 2nd Act: Survivor Stories from the Stage will make its first national tour stop at the Venture Hall at the Marbles Kids Museum later this summer and the production team is looking for WOMEN CANCER SURVIVORS TO AUDITION and share their stories of their life after the diagnosis.

The inaugural Raleigh production of My 2nd Act: Survivor Stories from the Stage will be a live storytelling event featuring 10 Raleigh women reading their personal stories of taking their lives back after a cancer diagnosis. Using their gifts of time and experience to give back to society, these women prove the second act of their lives can be even more meaningful than they ever imagined.

This production is the first in Raleigh, but the third stop on the WSA’s 2016/17 whirlwind tour throughout the nation presenting these empowering, hilarious, heartwarming and inspirational stories to cities.  Other cities include Chicago, Nashville, Detroit, Atlanta and Birmingham, New York, Houston, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C.

“What is unique about this stage show is the fact we bring real women and real stories to the stage.  That’s why we cast locally,“ stated Karen Shayne, My 2nd Act Executive Producer and Founder of Women Survivors Alliance.  “The women we cast do not have to be professionals, but do need to be able to share their essay about how cancer drew a line in the sand of life and how as a they as a survivor learned to cross that line  – ultimately how to make a difference. The stories are priceless and empowering.  Sometimes they’re emotional and sometimes they’re irreverent, but they are always inspirational. Through this stage show, the community learns that while cancer doesn’t end when treatment does a new life begins. We celebrate the courage and achievements of the women on stage and we inspire the audience to create their own 2nd Acts, regardless of the challenges they face.”

Co-Producer of the My 2nd Act Stage Show is Raleigh’s own Tara Dunsmore of Pink Ink Tattoo. Auditions will be held at Skin Raleigh on June 1 – 2, 2016 and women cancer survivors – all ages, all stages and all cancer from the Raleigh and surrounding areas are encouraged to audition for this incredible stage show.  For more information on auditions, contact Tara at (919) 592-5580 or at or visit the My 2nd Act stage show website at

About the Women Survivors Alliance

Cancer does not end when treatment does. The mission of the Women Survivors Alliance is to establish a network where women affected by the disease can find their voice, improve their quality of life, and embrace their 2nd Acts. Women Survivors Alliance provides survivor education at its events and through its online magazine,

To learn more please visit: For more information please contact Karen Shayne, Founder at or call 800-569-5193.

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