Date: Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Weasler Auditorium
1506 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Deep Listening, a one-person play exploring the subjects of death, dying and end-of-life care will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave. The 70-minute play conveys valuable insights for health care professionals, care providers, social workers, ministers, counselors and others who are confronted with the topics of death and dying on a regular basis.
Lisa Wagner-Carollo, founder of Still Point Theatre Collective in Chicago and the show's sole performer, lived at a homeless shelter for people with HIV/AIDS for two years, which inspired her to create Deep Listening. The play explains death and dying to audiences by using familiar stories, gentle humor and simple songs.
“Each and every individual will be touched at some point by serious illness and end-of-life care, whether through personal and family experiences, or through academic and work life,” said Dr. Susan Breakwell, clinical associate professor in the College of Nursing. Deep Listening will provide the Milwaukee community a unique opportunity for both personal reflection and dialogue with others about these topics, which are often hard to talk about. Although tremendous strides have been made in palliative and end-of-life care, there still remains a significant need for improving education, awareness and access to care and services.”
Deep Listening is sponsored by Marquette University’s Institute for Palliative and End of Life Care, the College of Nursing, Church of the Gesu – Adult Formation and the Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment Fund.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for this free production. Parking will be available in the Marquette University 16th Street Parking Structure at the evening visitor rate of $3. For additional information or to RSVP, contact Dr. Susan Breakwell at 414-288-3848.
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