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"Remember! REMEMBER!" A Play by Susan Massad
Sat, April 22, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
The Life Performance Coaching Center invites you to join Susan Massad at a reading of her playful and provocative play called "Remember? REMEMBER!" on Saturday, April 22 from 2pm-3:30pm at the Life Performance Coaching Center in San Francisco. Below is a note from Susan.
"Although I am a voracious reader, writing had never been much fun. It was always related to as task – the obligatory letter to parents and grandparents, a term paper, a professional article or talk and then came emails. Several years ago I retired after 50-plus years as a medical practitioner and educator and shortly thereafter developed a recurrence of breast cancer. The event both slowed me down and was motivation to reassess what I wanted to do in my life. That is how I discovered writing – plays, memoirs, stories and an occasional rhyme. It has been a wonderful gift in my mid-seventies to discover this new passion and I am delighted to share my play, "Remember? REMEMBER!" with you.
"Remember? REMEMBER!" is a play that deals with the dementia experience of an elderly mother and her two grown daughters. The play was motivated by work that I have been doing with colleagues at the East Side Institute exploring the possibilities for creating new developmental performances of Dementia/Alzheimer’s, for people with dementia, their families, friends, caregivers and our communities as a whole. There have been two public performed readings in New York City and the quality of the conversations the play has provoked in audiences – that it is therapeutic, educational, helpful – has inspired me to continue to put it forward. I am looking forward to our conversation."
Susan is on the faculty of the East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy, an international educational, training and research center for developing and promoting alternative and radically humanistic approaches in psychology, education and community building. She is the founder of the New Timers, a 10-year-old performance group for older adults that is part of the All Stars Project's UX, based in New York.
This is a free event. Limited seating.