Roadworthy: The Invisible Children Tour
Invisible Children’s first trek into television will follow the New England Roadies — four Americans and two Ugandans — as they meet for the first time and trek across the U.S. together. Traveling by van with little money, strange accommodations and long hours, this motley crew toils six days a week for the one thing that drives them and keeps them going — increasing awareness of Joseph Kony and raising support to help end the longest running war in Africa.
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Episode 1 | “Strangers” The team trains in San Diego in preparation for tour. Brenda gives an amazing motivational speech to the whole group at the top of Mt. Soledad, and the roadies scatter across the nation. Six days later they land in Long Island for their first screening!
Episode 2 | “Culture Shock” Follow Benna and Brenda as they train in Uganda and prepare for culture shock, cold winters and homesickness amongst other things in the States. The Ugandan roadies take the monumental trip across the world to San Diego, CA, where they team up with the America roadies. Brenda struggles with missing her friends and family.
Episode 3 | “Stressed Out” New York, New York! Angela visits her dad’s old high school and is reminded of how much the tour reminds her of Nate. Rachel is met with a hostile crowd and is shaken; will she be able to withstand being on the road and speaking to these large crowds?
Episode 4 | “Lack of Chemistry” The team journeys into Massachusetts. Lack of communication leads to tense feelings as they learn to work things out. Adam is back in his hometown and shows the Ugandans his childhood hangouts.
Episode 5 | “Hairy Situation” The team visits the Statue of Liberty. Angela questions Adam’s leadership style. Will Angela step back and let Adam lead the group?
Episode 6 | “Seasons” Fatigue starts to set in as the tour wears on, but the roadies take time to enjoy the turning leaves of a New England fall.
Episode 7 | “Oh! Canada!” The team experiences some unexpected setbacks while crossing the Canadian border in the middle of the night. They are faced with language and cultural barriers while trying to share their story.
Episode 8 | “The White Stuff” Snow! Brenda and Benna play in snow for the first time in Upstate New York. The roadies question if they can come back for another tour while Angela struggles with the loss of her teammate.
Episode 9 | “Cutting It Close” The tour ends in New York and the team is faced with a race to cross the country and get back to San Diego. They have a few short weeks to reach their $144,000 goal. The Ugandans leave in a dramatic departure.
Episode 10 | “Friends?” With less than two weeks remaining can Invisible Children make their $1,000,000 goal? Are the friendships still intact after 10 weeks on the road or will they part ways on bad terms?
Watch: Behind the Scenes
Hometown: Oxford, MA
Current City: San Diego, CA
Known as the “King of the Roadies,” Adam has been on seven Invisible Children tours – more than any other. He’s from Oxford, Mass., and now lives in San Diego. He’s a hockey player but loves the Red Sox.
Fun facts: “I’m going to Uganda for the first time this July! I don’t have a car which means I ride my bike a lot. I’m a pescatarian, which means I just eat fish and veggies, I’m a drummer and semi-guitarist, I love my Italian heritage.”
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Benna is of the Acholi Tribe. This is her second tour with Invisible Children. Her first tour was with team Texas. She serves as Brenda’s mentor for the tour and works in the IC office in Uganda. She was forced to live in a displacement camp when the LRA was in Northern Uganda. She now lives in Gulu, Uganda.
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Hometown: Tampa, FL
Current City: San Diego
Originally from Tampa, FL, Angela shimmied the whole way to San Diego after graduating from Florida State University. She toured the New England region twice as a Roadie, and currently works with Invisible Children student clubs.
Fun facts: “The first concert I went to was Tina Turner. I love tap dancing. I always carry a mini tambourine with me.”
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Hometown: Louisville, KY
Current City: New York
Originally from Louisville, Ky., Alex studied at Columbia College in Chicago and is taking time off to be a roadie. He’s now the city coordinator for Invisible Children’s NYC Street Team. He doesn’t have his driver’s license, loves music and doesn’t like to wear socks. His mom teaches Spanish and he is fluent.
Fun facts: “The first album I bought was by Jewel, but then my mom took it away. I have the diet of a 9 year-old and the allergies of a 90 year-old. During the summer, I rarely leave my house before 7 because of the heat.”
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Brenda is of the Acholi Tribe. She never tried mustard until her New England tour. She wants to be a member of the Ugandan Parliament. Her father and cousin were killed by the Lord’s Resistance Army. She currently lives in
Watch: Audition Video
Hometown: Tallahasse, FL
Current City: Tallahassee, FL
Rachel is a twin. She went to Uganda with another organization before she joined Invisible Children. She has a tattoo of Africa on her arm. After studying psychology at University of North Florida, she is now pursuing her Master’s in Counseling at Liberty University, and teaching preschool in her hometown.
Fun facts: “I have the cutest dog in the world, Lola. I’ve been to Africa 3 times. I love Michael Buble. I’m left handed but play sports and brush my teeth with my right hand. I was in a Sorority in college – love my Kappa Delta ladies!”
IC co-founder Jason Russell explains what it’s like transitioning from the road back to real life, and how hard it is to say goodbye to new friends.
The roadies have finished their quest, but tensions are still there. The U.S. roadies talk about hurt feelings, and how things could have been different.
Get a sneak peek into the “Roadworthy” finale in this clip where IC co-founder Jason Russell leads the roadies in a choreographed dance.
They’re part of the same team working toward the same goal, but their personalities on the road couldn’t be more different.
Adam Palumbo gives Halogen TV an update on life after “Roadworthy” and what he’s up to now.
Saron Werson oversees the international trainees as they prepare to join the U.S. roadies.
Rachel stresses over the lack of fashion while on the road.
It’s not all hard work – check out the Roadies’ softer side as they joke and play on the road and at the IC headquarters in San Diego.
You know Angela as the Roadie who always made us laugh. We caught up with her to see what she is up to these days. Here is what she had to say.
Is it Can not or Cannot? After many long hours on the road the Roadies debate this important question.
As the tour winds down, the Roadies talk about dream jobs and next steps. Would you believe us if we told you Adam’s dream job was playing the drums for Kelly Clarkson?
Meet Brenda of the Acholi Tribe. She is a first time Roadie who has never tried mustard until her New England tour.
Pumpkin carving, mustaches, and more. You won’t want to miss these exclusive deleted scenes from Roadworthy!
The Roadies cut loose and have some fun on their day off.
Wonder what some of the Roadies are up to these days? We caught up with Alex, and here is what he had to say.
Meet Alex, the fun loving Roadie from Louisville, KY.
Clashes in leadership styles cause friction between Adam and Angela. Is Angela the villain, or is she being too hard on herself?
When the roadies take on the Big Apple communication break downs and misunderstandings lead to tension in the group.
Glimpse what life is like inside the Roadie House.
Meet Benna of the Acholi Tribe. This is her second tour with Invisible Children.
Known as the “King of the Roadies,” Adam has been on seven Invisible Children tours – more than any other.
Cover the Night kicked off a week early in Dungu, Congo and Gulu, Uganda, where leaders from these currently and formerly affected regions came together.
The roadies deal with sluggish success booking the last 10 screenings of the tour.
Rachel shares why she’s terrified of public speaking while on the New England Invisible Children Tour.
Meet Rachel, the fun-loving New England Roadie with Invisible Children.
Go behind-the-scenes of “Roadworthy” with the producer Tyler Garnett.
Meet personality-filled Angela Diange, one-sixth of the Invisible Children Roadie New England Team.
Kony 2012 is a year long campaign. The LRA have not stopped and neither will we.
Roadworthy cast members and Invisible Children staff remember their friend and teammate Nate Henn, killed in an terrorist bombing in Uganda in 2010.
We marked the date. We came out in small groups. We covered the night. We were a part of the change. Now, the Kony 2012 Movement has transitioned into the advocacy stage.
Invisible Children co-founder Jason Russell talks to the roadies about the “epic” movement they’re part of.
It’s here! Invisible Children shares what you can do to participate in Cover the Night tonight, plus brings you footage from the kickoff of Cover the Night last week in Congo and Uganda.
Known as the “King of the Roadies,” Adam has been on seven Invisible Children tours – more than any other. Go behind the scenes with
With the premiere of the new reality series, “Roadworthy” on Halogen TV, Adam and his crew will be parking their compassionate caravan right in your living room.
One day left until Cover the Night! Today’s assignment from Invisible Children: contact your Heads of State.
Learn about life in the roadies’ ride on the Invisible Children New England tour.
Reach out to key world leaders whose support is essential to bringing an end to Kony’s crimes.
Meet Brenda, one of the two Ugandans who join the Invisible Children roadies on the New England tour.
Today’s video: Mission #2 – Tweet at Jean Ping, the chairperson of the African Union Commission (@_AfricanUnion) and UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon (@UN) and ask them to see their plan through.
Each day this week leading up to Cover the Night on April 20, Invisible Children is releasing a video each day outlining a specific action for advocacy.
Here’s a look at some Roadworthy premiere parties across the nation. Upload your pix to the Roadworthy Facebook page to be included!
Our new show “Roadworthy” was recently featured on E! News. Check out what all the hype is about and watch it live Sundays 9/8 c only on Halogen!
By now you should have received your STOP KONY NOW kits from Halogen so you can join us in Cover the Night April 20. If not, there are still plenty of ways to participate.
As the Kony 2012 went viral, so did several hashtags. Here’s an infographic created at Visual.ly about the most popular one, #stopkony, at more than 3 million in just a couple of days.
In order to achieve our goal of bringing a permanent end to LRA violence, we have to turn this newfound awareness into informed action. And we don’t have any time to waste. So here’s where we start.
Invisible Children CEO Ben Keesey answers some of the questions about Invisible Children that have been raised in the wake of KONY 2012′s viral success.
It’s time to dig deeper into the facts surrounding the longest-running war in African history, and the reign of terror Kony has led for the past 26 years.
Join Invisible Children in the Kony 2012 campaign and demand justice for the perpetrator and help bring peace to his victims.
U.S. passes legislation against Joseph Kony, leader of the LRA – an historic step in the year-long quest by Invisible Children.