Solo Arts Heal
Hosted by Gail Schickele
Excerpts, talkbacks and Q&A with special guests
providing health and healing education and advocacy.
originally aired on Wednesday, April 29
with an excerpt from The Mushroom Cure
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Join Adam Strauss for an evening psychedelic medicine. Adam will perform excerpts from The Mushroom Cure, followed by a discussion and Q&A with a Madison Margolin, founder of the psychedelic magazine Doubleblind, and Danielle Negrin, Executive Director of the San Francisco Psychedelic Society.
The Mushroom Cure is the true tale of Adam Strauss’ attempt to treat his debilitating OCD with psychedelics, developed with and directed by Jonathan Libman. It’s enjoyed extended, sold-out runs in New York, Chicago, and at the Marsh’s San Francisco and Berkeley theaters.
“Mines a great deal of laughter from disabling pain” –New York Times
“Riveting; a true-life tour de force” (Critics’ Pick) –Time Out New York
“Hugely intelligent” -The Scotsman
“A revelation” -Broadway Baby. Winner – New York Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award
About the Artist
Adam Strauss is a writer and performer based in NYC. He won the Leffe Craft Your Character Storytelling Competition and the New York Fringe Festival’s Overall Excellence Award for Solo Performance. He is also a stand-up comedian who performs throughout the US and the UK. Strauss received his BA in psychology from Brown University.
Solo Arts Heal performers present real-life, empowering stories. Transformative experiences for audiences. A theater of resilience that celebrates overcoming mental and physical life challenges and offers hope and inspiration. SOLO ARTS HEALS will include excerpts, talkback, and Q&A that provide education and advocacy. Readings or clips of performances will be shared by artists in conversation with Gail Schickele, whose work as a manager and producer of solo artists inspired collaboration of performing arts presenters with artists on a medical track based on their personal experience. The collective creative vision? To help communities through educational outreach and the healing power of the Arts.
Gail Schickele (Host) champions arts & sciences taking her left and right brain wherever she travels. As an arts manager, consultant, and producer dba SAGE Artists, she convened an ‘Arts Heals’ group of solo artists at APAP 2020 whose unique stories of physical and mental challenges evince the healing power of The Arts. The COVID lockdown inspired Stephanie Weisman to create SOLO ARTS HEAL to share these outstanding stories of resilience, dramatic and comedic, for the entertainment and benefit of communities everywhere. Gail’s expertise in marketing, management, booking and production has served various theaters, festivals and events nationwide. Trained as a journalist in New York and Colorado, Gail has covered Colorado state politics and the environmental landscape of the Rockies. Environmental science inspires her educational and advocacy work in California with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, and for the League of Women Voters for which she’s worked as an administrator and reporter on environmental issues Including legislation, climate science outreach, and co-chair of an environmental speakers series. Gail is honored to host SOLO ARTS HEAL where artists powerful stories offer audiences great performance and ‘informance’ on issues related to health and the environment, inexorably linked.
Upcoming Solo Arts Heal Episodes
September 9 – Ananda Bena-Weber