Sherry McCamley and Cathy Springfield met doing theatre and started their own theatre company, Feisty Broads Productions. They were swapping personal stories from their lives having to do with their own mental illness or that of a family member, and it occurred to them that everyone they knew was touched by mental illness. Sherry and Cathy thought, "What if we turned this into a show?"
They soon realized the show could educate audiences on what mental health issues are really like and let those who are suffering know they aren't alone.
Sherry and Cathy originally thought about fictionalizing their stories, or pretending they weren't their own stories. But this was clearly caused by the stigma that's deeply engrained into all of us.
Photo taken at the P&G Retired Women's Luncheon, May 24th, 2017
They discovered if they wanted audiences to open up, reduce the stigma, and start the healing, they would have to set the example by telling their own personal stories.
Photo taken of stage setup at the Ohio Recovery Conference in Columbus, September 12th, 2017
Since the show was written, these three women have performed this powerful show in numerous venues in multiple cities all over Ohio, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania, bringing healing and enlightenment to countless people.
STOP THE STIGMA.
Start the healing.
Book this show to perform at your conference, classroom, church, business, event, or theater to begin the conversation in a fresh, entertaining way.
I remain so impressed, not only with your talent, but with your willingness to share and draw people into your lives. By doing so, you are leaving a lasting message with every member of audience, breaking down barriers, and chipping away at the stigma that surrounds mental illness. Thanks for the message and the inspiration!"--audience member who subsequently booked She's Crazy for their group