occhi aperti

(eyes open)

Treatment or torture?

Doctors at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy, are using sleep deprivation to treat bipolar disorder and severe depression. Occhi Aperti: Eyes Open delves into the experience of this experimental treatment.


Join us as we follow the branching paths of neuropsychology and explore the midnight space where science and mysticism work in concert to heal the mind.

First up: a 24-hour devising process at the Women's Theatre Festival of North Carolina's OCCUPY CON in 2018. A group of intrepid volunteers conducted experiential research in sleep deprivation while creating an initial scope and structure for this production.

After that, further development will take place in Louisville and elsewhere. Want to be involved? Let me know!


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