Slide; A Tale of Mental Illness

Concept, Music & Lyrics by Caren Tackett

To get a grip, sometimes we must Slide.

Caren Tackett (aka Caren Lyn Manuel), of Broadway's "Rent," "Hair," "High Fidelity,"The Times, They Are A' Changing" & "Brooklyn," now brings you "Slide; a tale of mental illness." Sarah is a woman diagnosed with delusions, trapped within a dysfunctional society. Through music, Slide explores the many layers of the mind, the concept of reality and the fine line we all walk between what is considered sane and insane.

Caren Tackett

Caren Tackett (Writer (Book, Music, Lyrics))

Proud mother, wife, writer and falconer. Broadway: Rent (Maureen, Mrs. C), Hair (Sheila), High Fidelity (Sarah), The Times, They Are A'Changing (Cleo), Brooklyn. World Tours: Les Miserables (Eponine), Fame (Carmen), Evita (Eva), Grease (Sandy), Rent (Maureen & Mrs. C), Hair (Sheila) Voice Overs: Winx Club (Stella, Darcy, Mirta, Chatta), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pokemon Chronicles, Shaman King.

Emily Afton

Emily Afton (Backup Singer)

Broadway: Amélie, Hair. First National Tours: Hair, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, I Love a Piano. Off-Broadway: Standard Time, Midnight Street. Regional: Amélie (CTG); Waitress (ART); A Funny Thing...Forum, 42nd Street (Goodspeed); Smokey Joe’s Café (Stages St. Louis); Oliver! (Arrow Rock Lyceum). Emily also performs nationally as the lead singer of 90s party band Saved by the 90s and Disney rock band The Little Mermen. BFA Emerson College. @emafton

Lauren Elder

Lauren Elder (Backup Singer)

Lauren Elder is an actress, singer-songwriter, and world champion whistler living in New York City. Most recently, Lauren played Mary in the world premiere production of Mary and Max, A New Musical by Bobby Cronin and Crystal Skillman, at Theatre Calgary, where she received a Betty Award Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. Lauren has been seen on Broadway in Side Show and Hair and in the West End in Hair. Other NYC Theater: Hair (Shakespeare in the Park/NY Public Theater), The Village of Vale (Lincoln Center), Orange Star Smasharoo; Regional: Side Show (Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse), Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival; TV: Law & Order SVU, Louie, Boardwalk Empire, Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, Tony Awards. Lauren is also a children's performer, director, and teacher at NY Film Academy and A Class Act. She performs regularly in nightclubs around NYC, including 54 Below, Joe's Pub, Birdland, and Club Cumming. Her debut album can be found on iTunes and Spotify!