Tell us about "Drunk with Hope"
The play is a one-woman show. It consists of monologues, stories of many women, illustrating the recovering alcoholic’s experience: life when they were drinking or using drugs, what caused that shift when they decided to stop, and what life is like now.
How long is the play?
It runs just under one hour.
What do you hope to achieve with your play?
My hope has always been to spread awareness about the disease of alcoholism and reduce what stigma still exists. I hope to shine a more realistic light on recovery – it has its ups and downs, it is life after all, but essentially it is a great life. Moreover, of course, entertain! Elicit emotions, provoke thoughts in people and inspire them to take action in their own life, whatever that action might be, is part of my job as an artist. What better reward is there than to know you might have inspired and educated someone? I cannot think of anything better. Humor, sometimes dark, is a powerful tool that I really enjoy employing in conveying my messages.
Where has "Drunk with Hope" been performed?
So many places! From jails in Richmond, VA to a black box theater in L.A. and nearly everything in between. Here are some of places that have had “Hope.”
George Washington University’s Students For Recovery – Washington, DC
George Washington University Medical School – Washington, DC
Georgetown University – Washington, DC
Sussex County Community College – Newton, NJ
Theater Festivals and Public Performances
Round House Theatre – Bethesda, MD
Theater of Little Washington – Washington, VA
Hollywood Fringe Festival – Los Angeles, CA
United Solo Festival – New York, NY
Chicago Fringe Festival – Chicago, IL
Capital Fringe Festival – Washington, DC
H Street Playhouse – Washington, DC
Conferences, Recovery-Related Events and Treatment Centers
Virginia Summer Institute of Addiction Studies – Williamsburg, VA
Recovery Month Celebration – Penn State, Berks County, PA
Caron DC’s Recovery for Life Reception – Studio Theatre, Washington, DC
National Association of Drug Court Professionals Conference – National Harbor, MD
The Hanley Center’s Women’s Symposium – West Palm Beach, FL
Recovering Women are Not a Glum Lot – Busboys & Poets, Washington, DC
The Kolmac Clinic – Washington, DC and Maryland locations
Caron Treatment Centers – Wernersville, PA
The Farley Center – Williamsburg, VA
Virginia Hospital Center's Treatment Program – Arlington, VA
Village Care – New York, NY
Caron Celebrates Recovery Event – Atlanta, GA