“I believe that the things we don’t express will kill us.”
Paula Vogel (BOMB Magazine, 1997)

Dear Audience Member,

Thank you for sharing the playmaking space with us for How I Learned to Drive. Be advised that this play deals with difficult themes including the experience of sexual abuse. As co-therapists for this production, our goal is to hold a safe-enough space for you to actively witness this important story and process your responses within a community of care.

Following each performance, we invite audience members to the Paul Green Gallery where either one or both of us will be holding space for group and/or individual processing.

This time and space will offer opportunities for grounding, expression of personal feelings, and responses related to the piece through words and/or movement, and an intentional closure experience.

Thank you again for your presence and the generous gift of bearing witness.

Warmly,
Cameron Wade, MA, RDT & Barbara Kaynan, MA, RDT, LCAT-P

“The group helps each individual survivor enlarge her story, releasing her from her isolation with the perpetrator and readmitting the fullness of the larger world from which she has been alienated.”
Judith Herman (Trauma and Recovery, 1997)

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