We Are Not Alone: Stories of Isolation and Care – A Playback Theatre Performance

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  •  May 3, 2021
     7:30 pm

As the pandemic barrels onward, we face continuous threats to our material well-being — these same threats also target our personal senses of safety, dignity, and belonging. The pandemic has brought about a collective crisis of isolation that only compounds upon pre-existing trauma and mental health struggles. We hold that this crisis is as real as any other crisis, though it may not always get the same acknowledgement. In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, this show will gather community around experiences of isolation and the care it takes to survive it. Come witness others and be witnessed in return, remembering that when you feel alone, you’re not the only one.

The Chicago Playback Theatre Ensemble (CPTE) cultivates empathy, community, and hope through storytelling. To do this, we help audience members share their own memories and experiences which the actors then perform using improv, movement, and music. This performance is done in partnership with No Shame On U, a local organization dedicated to breaking the stigma associated with mental health so the people who need the help will seek it, family members and friends will know how to provide proper support, and to save lives.

Monday, May 3, 2021
7:30 PM 8:45 PM CST

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Second Unitarian Church, 656 West Barry Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60657