The Adventures of a Girl with a Pain in Her Brain
Wednesday, May 6 | 7:30 PST
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Written & Performed by Rhonda S. Musak
In conversation with Gareth Hendee & Valerie Dejean
When your brain won’t cooperate, you have to get creative.
Sensory Processing Disorder, On the Spectrum and Autism are extremely familiar buzz words these days, but what is it like to actually have one of these processing disorders? Rhonda Badonda not only answers that question “with glowing wit and humor” but is also a compelling story of hope centered around a medical mystery.
Rhonda will share selected scenes from her solo show while in conversation with both the show’s director Gareth Hendee and a leading expert in brain function Valerie Dejean. The discussion will focus on Rhonda’s experiences handling the hidden learning disability that affected her life since childhood along with her discovery of the Tomatis Method, a sound-based treatment that incorporates the music of Mozart. The listening sessions, which she began ten years ago and continues to this day, calm her brain and helps her restart her thinking when things stall. Using this therapy, Rhonda is able to function… and thrive.
“Beautiful…a credit to the solo show format. Rhonda Musak…fills the stage with motion and personality. She slips into her many characters with ease…lovingly crafted and portrayed…a story she tells with glowing wit and humor. Rhonda Badonda shines in its expression of the beauty and strangeness of the mind.”
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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.