GEVA: Mother (and Me) -- Comments from participants
The performance was wonderful and one of the more innovative that I have seen at Geva.
Especially good, for the actor was author, and moreover, the play was autobiographic.
Many dimensions of course beyond Alzheimer's/dementia but that clinical piece was very nicely fleshed out.
The performance brought to life what I deal with every day seeing patients with degenerative neurologic diseases in clinic, but added a side to it that I never see…. the depths at which families are torn asunder and also what happens within nursing homes. Really great exposure!
It was important to have the author/actor there for the discussion.
The comments/discussion after the artist left became more in depth and I was pleased with how willing the students were to share their thoughts.
As a gathering of faculty and students who do not necessarily know one another, to come together for discussion and thoughtful provocation through the arts is crucial in today's world.