Presented by: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN
Tuesday, April 18th – 2-3:30pm
Wednesday, April 19th – 7-8:30pm
Thursday, April 20th – 7-8:30pm
Cracked is an innovative research-based play that follows persons with dementia and their families on their unique journeys with dementia, from diagnosis to their new lives in long-term care. The families struggle to see beyond the disease as they come to accept that each of us has cracks as part of being human.
Cracked casts a critical light on society’s one-dimensional view of dementia as an unmitigated tragedy. The play is intended to inspire alternative ways of seeing persons with dementia, instill the importance of maintaining strong relationships with them, and reinforce the imperative for good ethical care.
Cracked is based on research conducted by Drs. Sherry Dupuis, Pia Kontos, Gail Mitchell, and Christine Jonas-Simpson, all of whom are health researchers who specialize in the areas of aging, dementia, and research-based drama. The researchers developed the play collaboratively with a group of artists, persons living with dementia, and their families.
Director/playwright*: Julia Gray
Performers*: Susan Applewhaite, Lori Nancy Kalamanski, Mary Ellen MacLean, Tim Machin, Claire Frances Muir, Andy Pogson, Alan K. Sapp
Stage manager*: Elizabeth McDermott
Set and Costume Design: Lindsay Anne Black
Music composition/director: Tim Machin
*Engaged under the INDIE 2.2 through Canadian Actors Equity Association
NOTE: By attending this event, you must agree to the following:
I am aware that these live performances of Cracked: New Light on Dementia and the Q&As between actors, researchers and audience members following the performances will be filmed and that my image from the filming may be included in educational materials being developed by the research team. I understand that if I do not want my image included, I should let the ushers at the theatre know so that I can be seated in an area that will not be filmed.
Photo by Dahlia Katz; L-R: Claire Frances Muir, Tim Machin