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Alumni Spotlight: Jacob Fiveash Steps into Title Role of Sam's Room at Red Mountain Theatre

Birmingham, Alabama - Spring Valley School is honored to have partnered with Red Mountain Theatre in the new musical Sam's Room starring SVS's alumnus Jacob Fiveash as the title role. Two performances were held on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023 at Red Mountain Theatre during the Human Rights New Works Festival.

Red Mountain Theatre described the musical as a "groundbreaking pop concert/dramedy that follows Sam, a nonspeaking teenager, on his path to find a way to communicate. Struggling to reach others and buffeted by cruel reality, Sam’s pop star alter ego reminds us of the true power of the human voice."

About Jacob Fiveash

Jacob Fiveash is a video artist and actor from Birmingham, Alabama where he produces his own YouTube channel. Jacob lives life on the autism spectrum. Born as the oldest of three triplets, he and his brother Nick are a living example of neurodiversity. While Jacob is bubbly and outgoing, Nick is nonverbal and in need of much medical care. Through playing the role of a nonverbal young person in Sam’s Room, Jacob magnifies his brother’s voice. He is honored to be part of the cast and looks forward to working with such incredible writers, actors, directors, and producers.

About Red Mountain Theatre

Red Mountain Theatre is an organization that inspires audiences through powerful theatre experiences led by professionals who deliver engaging performances produced and presented with artistic integrity. In addition to theatre productions, RMT offers educational programs that build positive life skills for young people and provide growth opportunities for theatre professionals. The Birmingham-based nonprofit organization has been inspiring audiences, changing lives and creating conversations through theatre experiences since 1979.

About Spring Valley School (SVS)

Spring Valley School (SVS), located in Birmingham, Alabama, is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for grades 1-12, whose mission is to provide excellence in education for bright students with learning disabilities, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. SVS can be contacted at (205) 423-8660 or Our address is 2701 Sydney Drive, Birmingham, AL 35211. Connect with SVS on Facebook - @SVSAlabama, Twitter - @SVSbham, LinkedIn or Instagram - @springvalleyschoolal.


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