San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The One With Friends:
A TV Show Within a Play
NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE AT NYU'S TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
Written by Joseph Mango*
Directed by Ashley Griggs*
Nick McLoughlin | Miranda Wynne | Chloé Hung* | Lindsey Moore Ford
Produced by the UCLA Center for Health Services Society
A Non-Profit Mental Health Research Center that Uses the Creative Arts to Stimulate Support, Sharing and Reflection and to Increase Coping and Compassion for Mental Illness.
Admission is Free
There will be a talkback following the Dec. 4th matinee with BringChange2Mind Executive Director Pamela Harrington and BringChange2Mind Ambassador Adrienne Gurman as well as the writer and director.
A lonely writer and a struggling actor both living with depression are about to find out that one TV show and six "Friends" (Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, and Phoebe) can change their lives.
“It’s not often that you experience something that makes you take a look at yourself, and from there, makes you want to be a better person. “The One with Friends” provides just that kind of experience… a sweet and sensitive story that is sure to remind you that a little kindness goes a long way.”
“The play opened up my mind on what it’s like for someone living with major depression and how the arts can be so powerful, especially during the times you need it most.”
“You brought a sensitive topic onto the stage and presented it in a way that was entertaining, relatable, humorous, enlightening, and inspiring. The show was expertly written and directed, and the actors did a spot-on performance. I left feeling changed.”
“A truly meaningful and funny and smart play with a lovely cast that conveys its complexity and hope.”
“It was warm, funny, and very touching.”
“It was absolutely wonderful and powerful. I teared up during some parts and laughed during the rest. It was a triumph.”
*NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing Alumnus
Consent to Participate in Research Study
A component of this play is to research the stigma of depression and how the arts helps healing in mental health. As part of this event you will have the opportunity to participate in a short anonymous survey on the arts and mental health for a UCLA Research Study. This survey is optional. You will be asked to complete 10 questions before and 13 questions after the play that will take approximately 5 min. total of your time. Help us out in our efforts to explore how the arts can move people and de-stigmatize depression. You may visit our website for more details: www.theonewithfriends.com Details will also be available at the event.
We would truly appreciate your participation in exploring the effective use of media and creative arts to stimulate support, sharing and reflection among stakeholders to increase coping and compassion for mental illness.
For questions about the project and study, please contact the researcher:
Joseph Mango at firstname.lastname@example.org
Protocol ID:IRB#16-001443 UCLA IRB Approved Approval Date: 9/26/2016 Through: 9/25/2019 Committee: South General IRB
Where can I find more information about the play?
Is there an age limit to enter the event?
The play touches on topics of depression, suicidal ideation, and self-injurious behavior and is recommended for those over the age of 18.
How long is the play?
The One With Friends has a running time of 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.
Do I need to print out my ticket(s)?
To cut down on paper, you may show your ticket on your Smart Phone or give your name at check-in.
Where can I find more information about the UCLA Center for Health Services and Society?
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For further questions, please contact us at email@example.com