Original script, music, and compilation by Jennifer
Rodgers Beach and Tim Coles
Musical arrangements by Jennifer Rodgers Beach and Tim Coles
Special Consultant on Freak Habitation and Behavior from Nelson Beach
The Show A quirky cabaret show about individuality, finding
your niche, and getting your geek on; this story follows one woman’s
crazy struggle to find the perfect match. Along the way, she discovers
that the key to knowing who she wants lies in knowing who she is.
The music and script are as varied as her many encounters –
ranging from humorous mishaps to serious crushes, heart-breaking ballads
to rousing jam sessions, moments of revelation to all-out geek fests.
Jennifer Rodgers Beach, portraying a woman on romantic
mission, and Tim Coles, playing everything else from her best friend,
potential mate, and even her computer; tackle the dating scene head
on. Together, they run the gamut from acting on the unrealistic expectations
of an untried romantic dreamer, through the awkward fumblings of negotiating
the real world dating scene, and finally into a full blown exploration
of what kind of Freak she really is.
The Residency “The Freak That Sticks” confronts situations
that we find ourselves in while looking for love and, in the end,
is not a show about relationships, but rather a show about individuality.
Throughout, the awkward reality that the character doesn’t know
herself is a launching point for multi-layered residency workshops
that explore issues of confidence, core values, superficiality, social
tolerance, and self-actualization, among others. Our creative process,
full of humor and frankness, encourages each participant to walk away
with a deeper perspective of their unique sense of self.
A select list of workshops and discussions for the college community
A workshop that broadens the exploration process of orientation
and freshman programs and creatively encourages new students
to bring their full selves – strengths, quirks, and
questions – to the experience.
session for teachers in training as they learn to foster
a diverse range of individuals within a single learning
environment. The program heightens the creative perspective
of their work with the eclectic mix of intelligences, developmental
and social stages that will be found among their students.
Faculty and Staff
hard look at the important and changing role of the creative
process within various fields of study. Our hypothesis explores
how the expression or suppression of creativity can dramatically
Natural Fits for "The Freak That Sticks" on
Campus: Orientation and First Year Programs
• LGBTQ Studies • Psychology • Sociology •
Wellness Programs • Behavioral Studies • Performing Arts
(Music and Theater)
Selected List of Topics:
Self-Esteem and Reliance • Individuality • Educational
Training • Creative Process • Self-actualization •
Academic Transition • Social Tolerance
The Community Connection “The Freak That Sticks” provides powerful
tools for groups that are struggling with issues of identity, esteem,
and self-sufficiency. These elements are at the heart of many societal
efforts –substance abuse, bullies and gangs, professional development,
LGBTQ support and more. On the lighter side, the show and residency
programs offer humorous, yet meaningful experiences for dating services,
singles groups, and young adult organizations.
that challenges participants to confront stereotypes
and shed conventional labels. In their place, each individual
embraces their uniqueness and declares their quirkiest
selves. "Everyone's a Freak. What kind of Freak
High School Counseling
Program Anger Management Programs
of tools and scenes combined to creatively address the
societal factors that cultivate bullies and gangs, whether
they are in schools, offices, or on the streets. Workshops
in this series include activities around enhancing one’s
sense of individual self, carving out roles in a community,
and instilling confidence to express one’s identity.
You Are…And You Know
funny, poignant program that demonstrates how knowing
yourself (or not) can significantly impact who you are
with others and how you approach the world of dating.
Natural Fits for "The Freak That Sticks" in the
Community: LGBTQ Community Organizations • Singles Programs
• Young Adult Groups • Youth Centers • Community Activity
Centers • Young Professional Organizations • Self-Help/Self-Development
Organizations • Community Theater/Arts Programs.
Selected List of Topics:
Self-Esteem and Reliance • Individuality • Bullies & Gangs
• Independent Exploration • Creative Expression • Geek