12845-102 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta

"I did not expect this... heartbreaking... uplifting ... It is really about all of us." 4.5 stars - Edmonton Journal

"Life at its most naked,
.... the actors escape gravity."
- SEE Magazine

Jonathon cares for a mother with Alzheimer’s, and, he believes, a bad attitude. Full of hope, he tries to inspire her to get off the couch and join him in ecological action. When a caregiver does everything right, but still everything is wrong, what can he do with repressed rage?
Carlynn cares for a son with inexplicable crippling pain.
When completely-debilitating pain hasn't been cured after 12 years,
what can a family do?
Struggling to transform their desperate homes, to their families they propose: "Let's do a project together, where the project is a play, and the play is about us."

The result is explosive drama, surprising humour, startling visuals, and breathtaking dance - a strange and stunning tapestry of hope.

Heal Thyself sincerely tests the idea that caregiving can be rewarding, and healing.

The event includes the drama/dance show, and excerpts from the film documentary.

"Heavy subject ... Light and entertaining ... Powerful" - VUE Weekly

417-seat Museum Theatre
1-hour performance followed by a reception.
(You are also invited to the ACA’s Annual General Meeting, 12 noon to 2pm.)

Promo video about the stage show (3 minutes) + profiles of our caregiving families (4 minutes):

Reviews: www.imagiscape.ca/reviews !!!

Alberta Caregivers Association:
If you are a family caregiver and you need information or support, we are here to help you!
Call 780-453-5088 or toll free 1-877-453-5088, or email:
karen ”at” AlbertaCaregiversAssociation.org

Imagiscape Theatre: stage shows, workshops, documentary. www.imagiscape.ca

Keywords include:
caregiver, Alzheimer's, Alzheimers, arts, Away From Her, Sarah Polley, behavioural, brain, burn-out, caregiving, chronic pain, Coming Down the Mountain, compassion, conference, conflict, counselling, depression, diagnosis, disability, disabled, drama, family, grief, guilt, habits, home care, humor, injury, mental health, neurogenesis, nursing, PSW, psychiatry, PTSD, rehabilitation, research, shame, spirit, stress, theatre, trauma, violence, aging, wheelchair, resentment, rage, anger, love, fun, play, mother, son, father, daughter,

Official Website: http://www.imagiscape.ca

Added by Caregiver_Creator on April 25, 2009