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A daughter takes an overnight bus back to her hometown to hold an intervention for her dad. It happens to be Father’s Day.
There are tears, silence, and bone crushing guilt. The next day, she takes him to rehab—it’s like a creepy summer camp, but worse.
And then, she has to go on with her life. And they have to go on being family.
Father's Day is an autobiographical one-woman show by Courtney Christison. It is in development with a first workshop production scheduled for summer 2020 at the WTFringe Festival (held virtually by Women’s Theatre Festival).
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.
The first-stage development of this work was a 24-hour devising process at the Women's Theatre Festival'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. A 2019 workshop production in Louisville, KY, followed. Further development is ongoing.
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