Mental Health Monologues

by Nicole Damari, MS2

The three monologues performed here are an except from a longer piece exploring the range of mental health experiences. 

All monologues were pieced together from interviews with people about their personal experiences with mental illness. Interviews are ongoing and the piece will continue to expand as more individuals share their stories. As the number of monologues grows beyond what is performable in one sitting, each performance will become a unique entity with its own collection of stories and perspectives on mental illness. 

The piece was written in full collaboration with Kirsten Ward (not at UNC). The pieces are performed here by Alison Mercer-Smith, Aisha Amuda, and Karan Ahluwalia.