This is a surreal evening.
Last June (2017), I wandered over the narrow bridge in shorts and Chacos just outside my house. I passed the eucalyptus tree, talking on the phone with a new acquaintance named Sarah. We had arranged this meeting through my email via my website.
She talked about her theater company in Syracuse, NY who create and perform pieces for their community. She had come across my book and found it compelling, and wanted to create a performance piece based on it.
"I think it is a story that should be told," Sarah chimed.
I thought so, too. She understood that residents and their families do not have a widely known voice. They are too busy and/or traumatized to speak out during training.
Over the next couple of weeks, I worked with Sarah (Schieffelin) and Stephen Cross of that theater group (Building Company Theater), coming up with a plan for them to create a piece based on the book.
And now...I am thrilled and actually wiping a few tears away as I write this. The first performance went very well, and there are many nights ahead this week.
I will attend the finale next weekend, September 22, 2018, 8PM. A little birdie has notified me that the first performance was well received, including inspired medical residents who were taken aback at the accuracy.
Building Company Theater, thank you so much for putting this together. I'm now a little dumbstruck and need to rest before my upcoming work week...'cuz I'm about to fly out and see a play based on my book. Omg.
Love, Respect and Hope to you from me.
PS - You can get tickets here.