WHAT: Out of Mind at Tusten Theatre Spring Cultural Series
WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 8 pm
WHERE: Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge St, Narrowsburg, NY
COST: $20 advance / $25 at the door

NARROWSBURG, NY - DVAA presents Out of Mind, a performance lecture on depression by Tannis Kowalchuk and Allison Waters, PhD on Saturday, May 4 at 8 p.m. at the Tusten Theatre. The show is a Farm Arts Collective production.

Out of Mind is a hybrid lecture-performance that explores the neuroscience of depression. Waters, a neuroscientist at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics in New York City conducts an experiment using the brain waves and skills of theatre artist Tannis Kowalchuk of Farm Arts Collective. Out of Mind begins in classic lecture format that soon transforms into-a multi-layered performance experience with poetry, song, and theatrical text.

Waters and Kowalchuk unite in their disciplines to make scientific exploration accessible through the art of live performance, radicalizing both the form of lecture and theatre. They share the results of laboratory experiments, using EEG monitoring to better understand how emotions are made in the mind and body.

Members of the community are also heard in a soundscape (designed by Michael Coney) from interviews with them about their experience with depression.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. Audiences are invited to stay after the performance for a Q&A period with a panel of licensed therapists and counselors including James A. Brace, LCSW-R and Kathleen A. Christie, LCSW.  

Out of Mind was developed with funding from EST/Sloan Project Commission for New Play Development and co-produced by Hurleyville Arts Centre and NACL Theatre.

The performance will take place at the Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door). Call 845-252-7272 or visit www.delawarevalleyartsalliance.org.

The activities of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance are supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.