NAMI NOVA Presents This Is My Brave Northern VA: Meet The Producers

NAMI Northern Virginia is thrilled to announce our Northern Virginia This Is My Brave show taking place on April 5, 2018 at Northern Virginia Community College’s Loudoun campus!

Auditions are now open and will take place over three dates in January around the Northern Virginia area. See below for the dates and to schedule a time to audition.

In the meantime, we’re excited to introduce the production team helping to organize this inspiring show:


Jeanne Comeau: President & CEO

Jeanne is passionate about improving the lives of individuals living with a mental health condition, educating and supporting family members, and raising awareness in the community. Since 2009, Jeanne has combined her passion for helping to empower others with her technical background and business experience to help reach over 9,000 Northern Virginians annually. Jeanne is excited about bringing This Is My Brave to Northern Virginia to help bring awareness to mental health and to give the community a voice through which to share their powerful journeys toward wellness.


Christina Gray: Communications & Events

Christina works on all communications and events initiatives for NAMI Northern Virginia in order to support the organization’s mission to offer help to those affected by mental health conditions. Christina is looking forward to helping people share their personal   journeys through This Is My Brave.



Esther Lee: Program Coordinator

Esther works closely with individual and family member volunteers to coordinate NAMI Northern Virginia’s education and support programs. These year-round programs provide help and hope. Esther is excited to see amazing talents and their inspiring stories through This is My Brave.



Laura Makl: Program Coordinator

Laura works closely with dedicated volunteers to coordinate NAMI Northern Virginia’s presentation programs, all of which focus on advocacy through personal narratives. Laura is excited to help people share their stories in a new, creative way through This Is My Brave.





Kristen Marks, MSW: Program Director

Since 2010, Kristen has directed NAMI Northern NAMI Northern Virginia’s education and support programs for individuals living with a mental health condition, family members and the community. Kristen enjoys supporting a growing community of peers and family members who are eager to share hope and awareness.  She is grateful to all the brave performers willing to share their stories   through This Is My Brave!

Northern Virginia Audition Schedule

Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 3:30pm-6:30pm in Arlington, VA

Click here to book an audition time at the Arlington location.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 4:30pm-7:30pm in Fairfax, VA

Click here to book an audition time at the Fairfax location.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 10:00am-1:00pm in Ashburn, VA

Click here to book an audition time at the Ashburn location.

Call for stories is open and we want to hear your Brave! Click the links above to sign up for an audition slot on January 7th, 10th, or 20th, and you may be selected for our Northern Virginia show’s cast of storytellers. (Show Date: April 5, 2018)

View our auditions page for more details on the types of stories we’re seeking and tips on preparing your piece!