Part of The RISER Project
The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West
May 4–12, 2018
An Indigenous client suffers.
Two grieving therapists refuse to leave her in pain.
Music, art, neuroscience and the revitalization of the Lenape language light three paths in a technological tearjearker.
Cassandra, a gifted neuroscientist, revives Megan from a coma with music. The procedure leaves Megan a volatile drunk capable of great violence. Unable to treat her, Cassandra turns to a highly experimental and derided technological art therapy developed by Alison, an Indigenous neuropsychologist. Alison’s methods yield unexpected results, Megan does the unthinkable and life-changing wisdom emerges: pain’s often unjust; it also reminds us that we’re alive.