Friday December 2, 2016, YAWEH RYSE presented an on-stage production entitled; “Even Me.” This play
was an original play production that was meant walk the audience through the captivating story of Jesus
Christ, but through the eyes of a child.
YAWEH RYSE Founder, Creative Director, and Show Coordinator Jordan Welch said, “This was a one
night only production! A production I am sure touched lives and inspired many this holiday season.”
The production was comprised of 100 youth (ages 5-18) throughout the Pittsburgh area. The holiday
play was an event made for the entire family to enjoy.
It took place at the Byham Theatre at 7:30pm, where hundreds gathered to watch the live story unfold.
Cookie Parker said, “Amazing Production! I felt like I was on Broadway in NYC. Thank you YAWEH RYSE
young ladies and gentleman, children, parents, musicians, and volunteers. Thank you, Pittsburgh’s own.”
“So nice working with you Jordan and you’re talented company! Welcome to the Byham Theatre
family,” said the Director of Production of the Byham Theatre.
Families, community leaders, and people from different neighborhoods and churches filled the venue in
support of the production.
Julian Hunt said, “Enjoyed hearing the sounds of Jordan Welch. One of the best singers and song writers
of this generation,” Julian Hunt said.
“I received so many words that melted my heart. It’s not easy being a rookie among professionals but
yet they welcomed us with amazing open arms, and took great care of us. Thank you Lord! Was truly a
night to remember,” Ms. Welch said.
The play was not only designed to show the story of Christ, but also to bring the youth closer to knowing
“This is exactly what YAHWEH RYSE is for- to provide new opportunities and make dreams come true for
the younger generations and bring them closer to Christ for themselves. This is why I’ll never stop,” Ms.