Conquering Madness, a new play by Marrok Sedgwick
Presented as a staged reading
Directed by Michael Lojkovic and Marrok Sedgwick
Starring Roxanne Cheysson, Richard Boynton, Chris Caffrey, Brian Benjamin Balistreri
Conquering Madness is a dark comedy about Ginny, a young woman who believes she turns into a wolf at night, and her team of mental health providers–who transcend time and space. Incorporating elements of dance, this magical realist play is based on a yearlong ethnographic/history research project delving into the lives of those who live with mental illness and their experience of the power dynamic in the patient-provider relationship.
Sponsored by: Denise DeBono, Jacqueline Sedgwick, Shirley Sedgwick, Richard Boynton
Special Thanks to: Hidden Valley Music Seminars, Carmel Youth Center for providing facilities and Rachel Abrams, Dr. Caroline Acker, Prof. Kirsten Brandt, Dr. Karen Faulk, Lyn Whiting for reading and commenting on earlier drafts of the play.