“Normal Like Us - The Depression Chronicles” is a collaborative, experimental monthly show by and about people living with it. It combines humor, music, and drama to present the realities of life with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mental health conditions.
The performers in this ensemble-based work offer views from the inside. Most cast members are seasoned Austin artists who perform regularly and are trained in voice, theater, and improv. Some cast members will be on stage for the first time to share their experiences. The vignettes use music, humor and drama to illustrate their personal perspective of the subject. The show includes an original song written by Austin musician/songwriter Jeff Luna,Eddie Lehwald and Emily Breedlove.
Feedback from the premiere on March 2, 2013 includes, "The musical was a brilliant opener, a sincere but upbeat introduction to the discussion," "it totally exceededd our expectations," "it was a moving experience," and "we love the honesty."
Normal Like Us! The Depression Chronicles premiered to a sold-out audience on Saturday March 2, 2013. The company will continue to present the show on the first Saturday of each month through August (April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6 and August 3.)
We are on the radio! Listen to KUT's piece on us-- http://kut.org/2013/03/normal-like-us-the-depression-chronicles/
COMMUNITY SUBMISSIONS - we collect submissions from the community about the subject and read aloud (with respect) on stage halfway through the show. This is in line with our efforts to create a space for the community to have a dialogue about the subject. If you would like to submit something, please click on this link. It can be completely anonymous or you can include your initials: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X5N39XB