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Let it all out, it’s safe here.
By Janelle Lawrence
Presented by Janelle Produces
Benefitting Hudson Valley Mental Health
Teatro Latea @ The Clemente
Friday, 7/27 @ 3:00PM
Do you believe Group Therapy will be right for you? Group Therapy promotes a safe space for an hour and a half where different types of people come together and work to reassure each other they are not to feel isolated by their mental conditions. By sharing ideas and seeing different point of views Dr. Marlene Kender navigates regularly talking and listening in the space to keep in perspective one very important message, “You are not alone.” With mental health issues being more commonly diagnosed, it is still very uncommon to feel comfortable talking about it. Isolation and oppression take on different forms and Dr. Kender promotes conversations to be positive, proactive and geared towards understanding and accepting each other! This eccentric group takes the whole session out of her hands until finally, even she cracks. It’s hilarious, chaotic, and honest as it deals with living with who they are and not feeling alone.
Janelle Lawrence (Writer/Composer) received her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Manhattanville College. In her performance career she has appeared in ANTIGONE with Love Creek Theatre Company, VIEUX C ARRE with direction and appearances by Austin Pendleton, THE EXTRAORDINARY FALL OF THE FOUR LEGGED WOMAN by Lily Ali-Oshatz and Mark Galinovsky presented Off-Broadway at Soho Playhouse Theatre, IT WILL ALL WORK OUT* by Chris Wells songs by Jeremy Bass The New York Times quoted “Banishes Worry with Razzle-Dazzle”, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT* with Piper Theatre Productions and more. As a writer, composer, and lyricist Janelle has had her musicals SUBLIMINAL, ‘TIS THE SEASON, and GROUP THERAPY at various Theaters in the NYC area. Janelle is currently in residency with the 92nd St Y Musical Theatre Development Lab: Collective. Janelle is also a Roundtable representative of the Musical Theatre Factory.