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The Manic Monologues: A space for mental health conversations in times of distress

Created by Zack Burton, a Stanford geology Ph.D. student, and Elisa Hofmeister, a medical student at the University of Minnesota, “The Manic Monologues” is a digital theatrical experience that aims to disrupt stigma around mental illness. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the play was hosted virtually by McCarter Theatre and premiered on Feb. 18. The interactive website features vignettes of people who have experienced mental illness in their lives. 

Created by Zack Burton, a Stanford geology Ph.D. student, and Elisa Hofmeister, a medical student at the University of Minnesota, “The Manic Monologues” is a digital theatrical experience that aims to disrupt stigma around mental illness. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the play was hosted virtually by McCarter Theatre and premiered on Feb. 18. The interactive website features vignettes of people who have experienced mental illness in their lives. 


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“Democracy Theater — City Council Meeting” leaves more questions than answers

On Monday, Jan. 25, a play was staged as part of Wintersession with the collaboration of first-year students  in FRS 143: “Is Politics a Performance?” “Democracy Theater — City Council Meeting” was meant to invite reflection on the character of representative democracy and the power imbalance it creates between those who are represented and those who represent them.  

On Monday, Jan. 25, a play was staged as part of Wintersession with the collaboration of first-year students  in FRS 143: “Is Politics a Performance?” “Democracy Theater — City Council Meeting” was meant to invite reflection on the character of representative democracy and the power imbalance it creates between those who are represented and those who represent them.  


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