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Third Performance Of The 2020-2021 Season Of The TALKING IT OUT Festival To Stream In July

The cast includes Renee Charlow, Reginald Clark, Ciara Conway, Scotty Corn, Candy Dato, Ariel Francoeur, Cameren Jackson,and more.

Third Performance Of The 2020-2021 Season Of The TALKING IT OUT Festival To Stream In July

On July 17th, 2021 at 7pm EST, the 3rd and final performance of the 2020-2021 season of the Talking It Out virtual play festival will be held.

Tickets are available now at www.eventbrite.com/e/111853867930. Admission to the event is free of charge. However, attendees are encouraged to make a donation, if they are able to do so. For each donation received, half of it will be donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, while the other half will be evenly distributed amongst the playwrights, actors & director.

Talking It Out is an ongoing virtual theatre festival dedicated to promoting mental health awareness. Founded by award-winning writer & producer Anthony J. Piccione, the first Talking It Out performance was presented live at the Dramatists Guild Foundation's Music Hall on March 10th, 2019. At the time of the initial readings, Michael D'Antoni wrote a rave review of the event for Five-Star Arts Journals, describing it as having "nothing less than pure, unadulterated, genuine, unpretentious focus on the agonies and anguish of mental illness, while also celebrating the triumphs and accomplishments over those living with, or those living with someone who suffers from mental health issues."

Originally intended to be a one-time event of minimalistic staged reading of short plays, the event has since been revived as an ongoing festival of short plays presented online via Zoom. Every 4 months, 5 short plays will be presented by an ensemble of actors from different corners of the world, all sharing a common goal of highlighting various issues of mental illness - ranging from anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia, and more.

The plays featured in this edition of Talking It Out are Dinosaur by Steven Hayet, Obsession by Bridgette Dutta Portman, A Day in Life by Huss Rasit, What Size is Your Onion? by Lindsey Brown, and Bonsai! (Or How I Learned to Live With My Extreme Fear of Miniature Trees for the Next Ten Thousand Years) by Randy Gross.

The cast includes Renee Charlow, Reginald Clark, Ciara Conway, Scotty Corn, Candy Dato, Ariel Francoeur, Cameren Jackson, Mia Rose Kavensky, Cait Kelly, Francis Mabborang, Kaley O'Neill & Michael Westmoreland.

To learn more, attendees can follow along on Facebook and Instagram @talkingitoutfest.


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