What is mental illness? Is it a health condition characterized by dramatic alterations in mood, thinking and behavior? Is it a chemical imbalance? Or is it the common euphemisms we hear tossed about daily like “out of your mind” or “nutty as a fruit cake”? What is recovery and how do we achieve this elusive goal?
In the fast-paced, one-woman show Now Who’s Crazy Now?, Elly Litvak brings her personal experience of living with and recovering from a serious mental illness to the stage. Now Who’s Crazy Now? is a candid, humorous, entertaining and highly educational piece, with a message of hope for recovery for everyone.
Elly’s story resonates with everyone. People living with a mental illness relate strongly to aspects of her experience while witnessing how her life transformed into one of health and balance.
Monday, June 14, 2010, 6:30 pm
St. Malachy’s Church, The Actor’s Chapel
239 West 49th Street
(between 7th and 8th Avenues)
Tickets: $35/$15 unemployed/students
The performance will be followed by a
Q&A and reception.
For more information or to buy tickets
call Melissa Meyer: 212-941-8906, ext 304
To order online: http://bit.ly/aqlgqs
Elly Litvak is a wellness and recovery specialist with extensive experience facilitating programs and workshops that benefit businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals. An ardent believer in healing through the arts and performance, Ms. Litvak is the founder of two theatre companies for people living with mental illness, Puzzle Factory and The Looney Awards. More recently, she has developed Now Who’s Talking — Telling Our Recovery Stories, a program that helps people living with mental health challenges tell stories that focus on the process of recovery. Ms. Litvak lives in Toronto.
The East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy – a New York City-based international education, training and research center for social therapeutics and other innovative approaches to human development, learning and community building.
Fountain House – founded in 1948 by former psychiatric patients of Rockland State Hospital. It is the world’s leading provider of recovery services for men, women and young adults living with major mental illness.