Judith Gantly performed “Waltzing the Reaper” twice at the Schaefer Center in Toccoa, GA. The audience was medical students, doctors, medical providers and the general public community. Our objective was to educate on the benefits of early intervention to hospice and palliative care. Her performances were outstanding and well received by all. She was so engaging that many participated in the Q&A after the performance. We would highly recommend Judith and her performance for all.
Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Toccoa, Georgia
Never in my 10 years as a hospice chaplain have I experienced such a deeply moving presentation of what a patient and family member go through during a terminal illness as Judith Gantly’s play, “Waltzing the Reaper.” Everyone needs to see this because sooner or later this will happen to everyone. I cannot recommend this play highly enough.
Stimp Hawkins, M.Div.
Using performance arts, “Walzing the Reaper” is an inviting and nonthreatening way for clinicians, students and the public alike to explore complex, very real, and emotionally difficult issues related to end of life. It brings attention to the human-side of living with illness and facing death. Judith Gantly is truly spectacular in this one-woman show!
President, Society for Integrative Oncology
Judith performed Waltzing the Reaper at our Caring Conference, and we knew that we had to have her back for our Annual Conference. She presented her play, “Waltzing the Reaper”, at our morning general session and she was magnificent. This play should be required for all health care professionals.
Director of Education at The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care
Judith performed my one-woman play Back Talk to great acclaim in many states, but she’s surpassed herself with Waltzing the Reaper. I saw her bring a large audience of hospice workers to laughter, tears and a standing ovation when she performed in Phoenix, and the conversation she enabled after the play showed her talents as educator as well as superb actress. Raves all around.
Independent Writing and Editing Professional
Waltzing the Reaper is a powerful rendition of what I suspect happens all too often (not following a patient’s wishes). The message of care and compassion at the end of life and the ability for the dying to have their wishes honored are beautifully illustrated and the weaving of humor throughout the production makes it all the more realistic I have seen it twice and found myself completely engaged both times.
Mary Lou Dahms
Hospice of the Red River Valley, North Dakota
We are still glowing from your performance. I work with end-of-life decision making in the hospital and the community and the play very nicely incorporated many of these concerns.
Virginia Health System
We’re still floating from our wonderful Waltzing experience on Monday. Everyone is unanimous in their praise for your performance.. The buzz is that the performance was awesome, and if you missed it, you missed something very special.
North Dakota State University