Focus on Community/Arts
Chesapeake College Presents ´Crazy for Life´

Monday, November 09, 2009


 

WYE MILLS - Chesapeake College will host Victoria Maxwell´s one-woman show "Crazy for Life" on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. in the Rufus and Loraine Todd Performing Arts Center.

This presentation shows Maxwell´s roller-coaster ride with bipolar disorder and psychosis. It is a brave, funny and compelling look at experiencing and coming to terms with mental illness. "Crazy for Life" both entertains and educates the audience. The show is also a celebration of the richness of life and the strength of the human spirit.

Since being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Maxwell has become one of North America´s top speakers and educators for the "lived" experience of mental illness and recovery. In addition to being a mental health worker, Maxwell has worked for more than 20 years as an actress and writer for both film and stage. Her one-person shows tour internationally and garnered awards in both the United States and Canada.

Her company, Crazy for Life Co., offers keynote performances and workshops to corporations and conferences worldwide helping professionals, the public, individuals and families better understand the "insider´s experience" of mental illness. Programs and shows assist to identify elements of effective therapeutic relationships, while offering tools and hope to build wellness and recovery. She also strives to reduce the stigma of this disorder, one of the very last taboos.

The 55-minute show will be immediately followed by a question and answer period. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Susan Cianchetta at 410-827-5811.

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