“Maladjusted, is a thought-provoking, gut-wrenching, funny, sad and mind broadening journey inside the hierarchical and mechanical mental health system-a system that leaves little time or money to invest in the people it is trying to serve." Patty Osborne, guest.com.
Theatre for Living (TfL) has been creating cutting edge, controversial and hard-hitting theatre since 1981. Formerly known as Headlines Theatre, TfL takes its new name from Artistic Director David Diamond’s innovative practice that has come to define the company’s work. This year, TfL’s legacy continues with maladjusted, created in 2013, touring into 26 communities across BC & Alberta and culminating in 9 Vancouver performances at the Firehall Arts Centre.
Maladjusted engages audiences with powerful images and authentic voices weaving together three very personal narratives:
- A teenager struggling with sadness over her friend’s suicide is misdiagnosed by her doctor and put on prescription drugs;
- a young homeless man who is legitimately taking prescription meds gets inadvertently thrown into dangerous circumstances by frustrated social workers, who from within a mechanizing system, are trying their best to help him;
- finally, there is all of us, unable to adjust to the needs of a maladjusted mental health sector, who become potential agents for change.
How can we support human-centered care? What needs to be done to ensure safety for patients and caregivers? How do we sustain a healthy mental health system? These are just a few questions that maladjusted explores.
The event is playing from March 20 - March 28th at 8pm at the Firehall Arts Centre. There will be 2-for-1 matinees on March 22/March 26 at 2pm.
Tickets: $12 + service charges. Box office 604.689.0926 and online @ www.theatreforliving.com
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