Ours is a theater of the heart, where performance is the process, not the goal. We offer mime pieces and skits regarding mental health issues, addiction and severe depression. Some of the work is interactive during which audience members can choose to become actors and decide best outcomes for situations being enacted. We also offer a play, ‘The Wizard of Iz’, which addresses suicide prevention and bullying solutions.
Here is a preview of our theatrical performance about suicide and bullying. The full version can be viewed below.
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Imagine there is a sister city to ‘Oz’, where the desperate go. This play addresses the common experience of those struggling with suicidal ideation and behavior; that they have no choice but to end it all. It is a poignant and celebratory story of one woman’s journey deep into her fear and hopelessness as a result of childhood bullying. In the Land of Iz she has the opportunity to hear testimony from her feelings and to make peace with them. The ultimate message of the presentation is to appreciate each moment…what is!
Enjoy a laughable look at combining the heart and the mind into one organ.
Suicide Denied is a mime skit in which the main character becomes aware of the seriousness of suicide and reaches out to support those suffering. It is and optimistic journey into the heart of self-love.
This mime skit follows the evolution of and addict from 5 years old, trying Daddy’s beer, to desperate use of hard core drugs in old age. Surrender and prayer become the answer in this emotionally moving piece.
This piece is a blend of mime and verbal theater that portrays the endless back and forth dance of the manic depressive illness. As Janet moves between the ups and downs we can see how the symptoms, such as promiscuity and suicidal tendencies develop and reach a climax that calls for the better, as positive options and feelings are explored.
Global Unity is a mime piece that follows the journey of soul, who is intuitively guided to reach out to people who are in need. In lending a hand to those less fortunate, she ultimately finds self-love.
Drug pushing and over-confidence create the perfect recipe for disaster that keeps our main character landing in jail. This is performed to a powerful hip hop song that captures addiction and material wealth in spite of the danger of incarceration.
This one-woman mime piece is a poignant examination of various types of OCD. It portrays obsessive washing, checking, cleaning, hair pulling and hoarding. The main concept is self-acceptance.