Matters of the mind – especially of the bipolar kind — is what this little blog is all about.
Last year on April 25th, I gave birth to my brain child:Unhinged:True Stories about Living with Mental Illness. The show was birthed and coached into life by Amy Saidman and Katy Barrett of Story District. Eight awesome storytellers took to the stage! Each told a tale about living with a mental illness, loving someone with a mental illness, or working in the field.
One of the stories was mine: Mary of Magdala, Seven Times out of her Mind.
And now I am manically, euphorically happy to tell you that on March 5th, Unhinged is being re-birthed as Mind Over Matter at The Atlas Center for the Performing Arts as part of The Intersections Festival.
This time five of us will be on stage to tell our true, first persons stories.
“With humor and honesty, Story District tackles the taboo with this 50 minute show about life with a mental illness. In it, we explore what it’s like to manage panic attacks, discover that you have a mental illness, spend time in psychiatric hospital care, be married to someone with Dissociative Identity Disorder, and deal with a sibling with multiple diagnoses while teaching others in same situation about how to manage.”
Q&A will follow performance. Presented as part of Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival. Comments from the first production of this show:
Such honesty, humor, and energy. It was truly electric!
Click for more info and tickets!
Story District: Mind Over Matter, March 5th, Atlas Center for the Performing Arts, Intersections Festival
Hope to you there!
Much needed, in many places. Mental illness is still so often a topic spoken of in hushed tones, if at all.
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Congratulations! Perhaps an east coast tour in the future?
Thanks, Pam! I would be more than a touch grandiose to think the show would go on the road – but a girl can dream!!