“Creativity and Mental Health Recovery” is the title of a performance by Vail Place artists telling their stories on Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 PM, at the History Theatre, 30 E. 10th St., St. Paul. The event is free and will be ASL-interpreted.
About 20 people from Minneapolis and 20 from Hopkins Vail Place have been meeting weekly with four History Theater actors to create writings and scenes based on their lived experiences with mental illness. This evening they will share scenes, monologues, poetry, song and dance that express the often devastating challenges and the personal revelations they’ve experienced – and the healing and recovery that is possible with understanding and the proper support.
Dessert reception follows, as well as Shaving Grace, when Vail Place members and staff will shave off their beards, ponytails and possibly even their entire heads of hair to support arts programming at Vail Place. If donations reach the goal of $5000, donations will be doubled by a match from The Wasie Foundation.
Advance registration appreciated. RSVP to SLoverso@vailplace.org, call 952-945-4236 or go online. History Theatre information: 651-292-4323. The accessible entrance is on the east side of the building off Cedar Street (next to light rail); the theatre has six spaces for wheelchairs, plus companion seats; hearing enhancement devices are available.