-Dr. Bernie Siegel
Author of the books Love, Medicine and Miracles and Peace, Love and Healing
Deep Listening is a one-person play exploring the subjects of death, dying and end of life care. The play conveys valuable insights to caregivers. While conducting research interviews with healthcare providers, playwright Teresa Weed was informed that, “As a culture, we are dying very badly.” This vivid, moving play focuses attention on a stark reality we all face, but which is rarely addressed openly in our society. Deep Listening engages the audience with familiar stories, gentle humor and simple songs, reinforcing palliative education while candidly exploring the reality of what it is like to “look death in the face” on a daily basis.
This 75 minute play works well as a discussion springboard for subsequent facilitations, encouraging audiences to integrate head and heart into their work. Deep Listening tours to healthcare facilities, conferences, schools, churches, and conventions.
Deep Listening was written by Teresa Weed with original music by Paul Amandes. The play is performed by Lisa Wagner-Carollo. It was directed by Virginia Smith and designed by Holly Windingstad. Chris Carollo is the Technical Director.
Director of Faith Formation
Pax Christi Catholic Community
“Deep Listening takes a medley of real life experiences and compiles them into a beautifully moving theatrical presentation of how healthcare professionals view death and dying. Lisa’s affecting performance accurately portrayed the different perspectives of both the professional and the patient.”
-Andrea Karoff MSW, LCSW
Program Coordinator, Gilda’s Club Chicago
“I strongly recommend Deep Listening as a must-see for all healthcare professionals.”
-Judi O’Hara, RN,MS,CAGS
Nursing and Health Sciences,Rivier College
Booking a Performance
– Local Performance (0-4 hours round trip travel) Sliding Scale: $1200.-$1400.
– Non-Local Performance (requiring plane travel or over 4 hours round trip travel) Sliding scale: $1500.-$1700.
– Travel, room, and board for two people.
– Running time of show: 75 minutes (No Intermission)
Please contact Lisa Wagner-Carollo at (773) 868-1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org