20110923 CREST.BD event:

The Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD) and its partners have embarked on a new study to explore the impacts of a theatrical performance on mental health issues. The research has been designed to focus on Victoria Maxwell’s new stage play, which is based on her lived experiences with bipolar disorder. “That’s Just Crazy Talk” is both written and performed by Victoria, who is an acclaimed actress and mental health educator. The thoughtful and funny one woman play is returning to Vancouver for its second run in the fall of 2011. People living with bipolar disorder and healthcare providers are invited to partake in the study, which is currently recruiting. Participation involves watching the play and completing pre- and post-performance surveys, while a question and answer period with the actress will follow the performance.

Please join us for this FREE event!

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011.

Registration: 6:00pm and Curtain: 7:00pm at Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver.

Please note that registration is required for all participants. Event details and registration information are available from the CREST.BD website (www.crestbd.ca/events).

Please contact CREST.BD Research Coordinator, Sharon Hou via email at sharon.hou@ubc.ca or phone: 604-822-7247 if you have any questions. People participating in the research component of this event (i.e. people who live with BD and their healthcare providers) will be given priority registration.

Space permitting, non-research participants (e.g. family members) will also be welcome to attend.

Read more about Victoria and her one woman play, which were recently featured in the Globe and Mail:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/theatre/playwright-victoria-maxwell

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