March 3 and 5, 2017 7:30pm
Hiestand Hall: Room 100
40 seats per performance
Tickets are Free
The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland
By John Woods and David Haynes
Directed by Kayla E. Loree
The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland is a reproduced devised piece that explores ethical representation of Schizophrenia in hopes of minimizing associated stigma and promoting understanding. Through this piece, we are invited to observe Richard’s interactions with his psychologist as he is treated for Schizophrenia in addition to joining Richard, his younger brother Rupert, and their mother in Richard’s childhood home as the children watch as their mother experiences her own Schizophrenic symptoms. This piece explores family dynamics, groundbreaking tactics of representation, and shares the experience of mental illness.
Both showings will be followed by a talkback and will include a voluntary research component.
The video and/or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever are strictly prohibited.