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The Trauma Brain Project

A Unique Theatrical Performance about PTSD and Women ...

Conceived and written by Dayle Ann Hunt, Directed by Diaan Ainslee

"An incredible piece of dramatic writing ..."

"It was shocking to experience my reaction ... it hit such a deep core ...”

About:  New research is being conducted every day on the effects of PTSD and the ways in which trauma impacts the brain, particularly the right temporal lobe. What is still not being discussed is the fact that a majority of PTSD survivors are women. Given the high incidence of childhood sexual abuse, rape and domestic violence in our culture, this is not surprising; yet, as women and girls, many of our symptoms continue to be dismissed — unacknowledged, misunderstood, misdiagnosed....

“... A deeply moving experience."

The Trauma Brain Project explores one woman’s experience — a decades-long journey through three different stages of life — of childhood seizures, bizarre symptoms, hidden trauma, PTSD and ultimate healing with somatic trauma release work.

“... should be mandatory viewing for medical students.”

Originally conceived as a creative educational tool for the medical community, the hope is that this unique theatrical piece might also help others — both women and men — to connect with their own unacknowledged stories, and maybe provide a context for more open discussion about this important issue. “There are so many of us....”

"... The Trauma Brain Project is a catalyst for change." Ann Marie Collier, MD

The Cast:

Jessica Grove, Shannon Lower, and Mimi Bessette

Post-Performance Discussion With:
Associate Professor, Neurology, 
Wake Forest University
Medical School

FRANCINE KELLEY, LCPC, SEP, Yoga & Body Centered Psychotherapy,  Chicago body Mind Wellness Studio

MD Panelist TBA

Buy Tickets HERE 

$10 paid pre-registration or $12 at the door will support kibbitznest programs, dedicated to promoting a better understanding of the world and its people by coming together face-to face to think, to teach, to learn, to talk, to listen, to read, to argue, to discuss, to inquire, to look at, and to be human.


Earlier Event: October 4
The Trauma Brain Project
Later Event: October 11
The Night Circus, Kibbitznest Book Club