The Manic Monologues premiered live to three evenings of sold-out audiences and standing ovations in Pigott Theater at Stanford University (May 2019). Open Door Rep in Des Moines, Iowa then performed three sold-out shows, with all proceeds benefiting NAMI Greater Des Moines (Nov. 2019). Moments before nationwide lockdown, the play was performed as a live matinee to a sold-out audience in Los Angeles through The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA (Feb. 2020).
The Manic Monologues exists to bring diverse stories to communities worldwide to disrupt stigma. Empathy, understanding, and support have never been more critical than during the unprecedented burden of COVID-19.
After numerous cancellations of live-show plans, The Manic Monologues has pivoted to the virtual (and in ways, more accessible) realm. Alongside our film, McCarter Theatre Center is paving the way in the realm of virtual theatrical innovation to elevate these conversations. Tune in Feb. 18, 2021 for a unique virtual premiere.
The Manic Monologues was filmed in Orlando, Florida in partnership with AdventHealth (Aug. 2020). The film served as keynote for AdventHealth's 30th Annual Conference on Mission (Sep. 2020), was screened at Stanford School of Medicine (Oct. 2020), served as the final session at the Seventh-day Adventist Church's North American Division Year-End Meeting (Nov. 2020), and served as the day-one closing session for the California Hospital Association's 15th Annual Behavioral Health Care Symposium (Dec. 2020).