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  • Using Drama to Communicate Difficult Subjects

    March 1, 2015 siteadmin

    Recently on LinkedIn I wrote, “Using drama to communicate difficult subjects is an emotional yet non-threatening approach to understanding and acceptance.” This isn’t something I just think…it’s what I know. I have experienced it first hand. For fifteen years I have been taking the play, “Waltzing the Reaper” to audiences across the country. Over and over ...

  • U.Va. School of Nursing Presents Compassionate Drama About End-of-Life Care

    September 20, 2014 siteadmin

    What is your play about? Dying? Family Relationships? Tell me more about it. Because I am asked this question so frequently, I decided to share a review of the play from a performance I gave last year at the University of Virginia. The reviewer does an excellent job of getting to the heart of the play. ...

  • Do Not Regret Growing Older – It is a Privilege Denied to Many

    February 14, 2014 siteadmin

    Recently a friend posted this quote on Facebook: “Do Not Regret Growing Older. It is a Privilege Denied to Many.” How true. Immediately I thought about a woman who became a friend and colleague of mine only less than two years ago. I met her because she hired me to perform my ...

  • Waltzing the Reaper

    October 11, 2013 siteadmin

    Paullette MacDougal wrote Waltzing the Reaper. I will never forget the phone conversation we had when Paullette called to say she had written me another one-woman play. Five years prior she teamed up with Joan Weimer, PhD to adapt Weimer’s book, “Back Talk: Teaching Lost Selves to Speak” into my first one woman play, “Back ...