Stand Up Comedy
"Comic Alchemy" is a stand up comedy show consisting of a group of comics from Artreach, Inc. Becca is Executive Director of Artreach, Inc. in Norwich, CT, and both coordinates and performs in the comedy shows.
Here is her act from November 21, 2015 at the Norwich Arts Centers' Donald Oat Theater in Norwich, CT.
"Comic Alchemy" requires each comic's to dive deeply into their personal experience with the mental health system, then transmute those experiences into comic gold. Audiences increase understanding about the mental health system, thus reducing stigma and blurring the line between "them" and "us."
Original song - "Swamp Date"
Gypsy TimeSurf performing "Swamp Date," co-written by Becca Atkins, David Allan Hammond and Lisa Binder (2014).
Original Song - "Soul Trippin'"
by Becca Atkins and Norman Taylor (2009)
Performed in NYC in 2012
Dance Teacher/Event Coordinator
"Thrill the World" is a global event designed to celebrate the dance artistry of Michael Jackson; to build community among people who get together to learn and perform the dance; to raise money for charities; and to attempt to break the world record for "Largest Simultaneous Dance."
Since 2009, Becca Atkins has coordinated the annual event in Norwich, CT. She teaches the dance to community members and mental health agencies, in an effort to reduce stigma about people who have mental illnesses, while increasing community bonding between the groups.
Click here for the Norwich Thrill the World Website!
Here is the video from October 24, 2015!
Original song - "My Mother's Basement"
"My Mother's Basement," co-written by Becca Atkins, Bill Gessner, Julie Gelfand and Stephanie Wilder.