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It's a Beautiful Wound, written and performed by Rich Orloff, is the true story of Rich's adventures in underground therapy using MDMA (a.k.a. Ecstasy) and psilocybin mushrooms. These sessions, based on cutting-edge experiments to help people heal from deep psychological wounds, propel Rich beyond his ego and defenses into a journey that both challenges his perceptions and reveals possibilities he never before considered. Inspired by the autobiographical monologues of Spalding Gray, It’s a Beautiful Wound takes the audience through the experience of psychedelic-assisted therapy in an honest, amusing, and deeply compelling way.

Following the performance there will be a talkback with The Center for Optimal Living's Director of the Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program, Dr. Ingmar Gorman.


"Very moving and wonderfully uplifting. It's a Beautiful Wound gave me my favorite experience, which is laughter through tears. I love that people will learn about psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy in this entertaining and provocative way." - Julie Holland, editor of Ecstasy: The Complete Guide


"It's a Beautiful Wound was engaging, funny, and relatable in ways I didn't anticipate. Truly, the play was a wonderful sharing of the journey in healing through psychedelics." - Kwasi Adusei, founder, Psychedelic Society of Western New York


More about IT'S A BEAUTIFUL WOUND at beautifulwound.com.


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Rich Orloff is the author of fifteen full-length plays (mostly comedies, mostly award-winning). The New York Times called his comedy Big Boys “rip-roaringly funny” and named his play Funny as a Crutch a Critic’s Pick. His comedic revue Romantic Fools, has had over 100 productions around the world, including two in Madrid, where apparently they’re no better at romance than we are. Rich has also written over 80 short plays, which have had over 1800 productions on six continents – and a staged reading in Antarctica.

Ingmar Gorman, Ph.D., is a psychologist who specializes in assisting populations who have had experiences with psychedelics and other psychoactive compounds. He is the Director of the Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program, where he leads groups, trainings, and works with individual clients. Dr. Gorman is also site co-principal Investigator and therapist on a Phase 3 clinical trial studying the potential psychotherapeutic utility of MDMA for post-traumatic stress disorder. He is a NIH funded fellow at New York University and a board member of Horizons Media, Inc., a not for-profit educational charity and organizer of the Horizons Conference: Perspectives on Psychedelics.



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