Dr. Mary Weems, winner of the 2015 Cleveland Arts Prize Emerging Artist Award for Literature, presents this one-woman performance and workshop designed to help others on their journey between grief and healing.
“My cousin, struggling with schizophrenia and the healthcare system of California, threw himself in front of a commuter train. I could not cry for months, my own medication dulling the impulse. Then, suddenly [today], months later, I cried every piece of water I had.” – Workshop participant
Loss and Found is directed by Ashley Aquilla with original music, “Lifted in the Light” by Marcia Houston and voiceover actor Ebani Edwards.
The event is free and open to the public.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Weems is an accomplished author, poet, playwright, and social/cultural foundations scholar. Author of thirteen books, most recently: Blackeyed: Plays and Monologues, and Writings of Healing and Resistance: Empathy and the Imagination-Intellect. In 2015, Dr. Weems was awarded the Emerging Artist Award in Literature for her play MEAT, about the murder of eleven black women by Anthony Sowell in Cleveland, Ohio, her hometown.
Career highlights include receiving a Wick Chapbook award, being nominated for a Pushcart prize and two Ohioana Book
award nominations (2008, 2012) and a Chilcote Award (Cleveland Public Theater). For more information, please email Dr. Weems at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 216-382-7611.
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