Auditions - Washington DC-area
Feb
25
1:00 pm13:00

Auditions - Washington DC-area

  • 21030 Whitfield Pl Potomac Falls, VA 20165

We're proud to bring "This Is My Brave - The Show" back to the Washington, DC-area for a fourth year in a row! This is a collaborative, unique event in that we're partnering with a local playwright who has penned his first play. The event will include a staged reading (the debut!) of this new play, and will feature This Is My Brave storytellers in between the acts of the play.

The event will take place on May 21st, 2017 at the Keegan Theatre. 

Click the button below to reserve your audition slot, visit our Auditions page for info on what we're looking for, then get to work preparing your piece!

Auditions are located at Cascades Library: 

21030 Whitfield Pl, Potomac Falls, VA 20165

(These auditions are for the This Is My Brave storytellers. Separate auditions may be announced for the play actors. Stay tuned for more info!)

Auditions - Kansas City, MO
Feb
25
Mar 4

Auditions - Kansas City, MO

  • Johnson County Library

We're proud to bring "This Is My Brave - The Show" to Kansas City! This is My Brave is a live storytelling event where real people tell real stories about their real life mental health issues. Billed as #StorytellingSavesLives, This is My Brave seeks to remove the stigma of mental illness, open a dialog, and create opportunities for people to thoughtfully engage around the topic of mental health.

The event will take place on Sunday, May 7th at the H & R Block City Stage Theater.

Click the button below to reserve your audition slot, visit our Auditions page for info on what we're looking for, then get to work preparing your piece! 

Auditions - "This Is My Brave - The Show" The Corridor
Feb
26
11:00 am11:00

Auditions - "This Is My Brave - The Show" The Corridor

  • Kirkwood Community College

We're proud to bring "This Is My Brave - The Show" to The Corridor! For a third year in a row, Producers Brook Easton and Lisa Baum, together with Angie Ziesman Weiler and Julie Prasil, lead This is My Brave - a live storytelling event where real people tell real stories about their real life mental health issues. Billed as #StorytellingSavesLives, This is My Brave seeks to remove the stigma of mental illness, open a dialog, and create opportunities for people to thoughtfully engage around the topic of mental health.

The event will take place on Saturday, April 22nd at the Kirkwood Community College Performing Arts Center.

Click the button below to reserve your audition slot, visit our Auditions page for info on what we're looking for, then get to work preparing your piece! 

Auditions - Young adult storytellers needed
Mar
4
12:00 pm12:00

Auditions - Young adult storytellers needed

  • 19401 Crystal Rock Dr Germantown, MD 20874

We're proud to bring "This Is My Brave - The Show" back to the Washington, DC-area for a fourth year in a row! This is our high school event - #LiveBrave for Mental Health - in which we are recruiting young adults in Montgomery County, MD to share their stories of living successful lives despite having gone through a mental health issue in their high school or college years. If this sounds like you, sign up! Or if you know someone who would be great for this, please pass along the info and encourage that person to sign up!

The event will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, MD. 

Click the button below to reserve your audition slot, visit our Auditions page for info on what we're looking for, then get to work preparing your piece! 

Auditions - Napa Valley, CA
Mar
4
Mar 12

Auditions - Napa Valley, CA

  • Lucky Penny Community Arts Center

We're proud to bring "This Is My Brave - The Show" to Napa Valley! This is My Brave is a live storytelling event where real people tell real stories about their real life mental health issues. Billed as #StorytellingSavesLives, This is My Brave seeks to remove the stigma of mental illness, open a dialog, and create opportunities for people to thoughtfully engage around the topic of mental health.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 6th at the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center.

Click the button below to reserve your audition slot, visit our Auditions page for info on what we're looking for, then get to work preparing your piece! 

Auditions - Canberra, Australia
Mar
11
Mar 12

Auditions - Canberra, Australia

  • Dickson Library

We're proud to bring "This Is My Brave - The Show" to Australia for our first international show! This is My Brave is a live storytelling event where real people tell real stories about their real life mental health issues through poetry, original music, comedy and essays. Billed as #StorytellingSavesLives, This is My Brave seeks to remove the stigma of mental illness, open a dialog, and create opportunities for people to thoughtfully engage around the topic of mental health.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 26th at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre.

Click the button below to reserve your audition slot, visit our Auditions page for info on what we're looking for, then get to work preparing your piece! 

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Des Moines
Mar
31
7:00 pm19:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Des Moines

  • 1011 Locust Street Des Moines, IA

Join us in Des Moines, Iowa at the Temple Theater for an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. 

Tickets on sale now!

"This Is My Brave - high school pilot show"
Apr
20
6:00 pm18:00

"This Is My Brave - high school pilot show"

  • 19401 Crystal Rock Dr Germantown, MD 20874

Join us on April 20th at Seneca Valley High School for an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by a dozen teenagers and young adults living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. 

"This Is My Brave - The Show" The Corridor, Iowa
Apr
22
7:00 pm19:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" The Corridor, Iowa

SAVE THE DATE! More details coming soon!

Join us in The Corridor at Kirkwood Community College for an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. 

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Napa Valley
May
6
4:00 pm16:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Napa Valley

  • 2277 College Way Napa, CA 94558

Join us in Napa Valley, California at the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center for an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. 

Tickets will go on sale in late March.

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Kansas City
May
7
2:00 pm14:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Kansas City

  • 30 W Pershing Rd Kansas City, MO 64108

Join us in Kansas City, Missouri at the H & R Block City Stage at Union Station for an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. 

Tickets will go on sale in late March.

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Chicagoland
May
21
3:00 pm15:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Chicagoland

  • Memorial Opera House

Join us in Valparaiso, IN at the Memorial Opera House Theatre on Sunday, May 21st at 3pm for an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. This show is presented by the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation.

 

Tickets will go on sale in April!

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Bentonville, Arkansas
May
25
May 26

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Bentonville, Arkansas

  • Northwest Arkansas community college

Join us in Bentonville, Arkansas at Northwest Arkansas Community College's White Auditorium, 7:30pm on Thursday, May 25th and Friday, May 26th for an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness.

"This Is My Brave - The Show" - Canberra, Australia
May
26
7:00 pm19:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" - Canberra, Australia

  • 137 Reed Street, Greenway Greenway ACT 2901 Australia

We are ecstatic to announce our first international show! Join us in Tuggeranong, Australia at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre for an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. 

Tickets will go on sale in early April.


"This Is My Brave - The Show" Boise
Feb
18
7:30 pm19:30

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Boise

  • Boise State University Special Events Center

Join us in Boise, Idaho at the Boise State University Special Events Center for an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! $20 in advance, or $25 at the door.

Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm.

Auditions - Bentonville, AR
Feb
16
Feb 18

Auditions - Bentonville, AR

  • 405 S Main Street Bentonville, AR

Auditions will be held at the Bentonville Public Library (405 S Main St, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712) on February 16th, 17th & 18th from 3-5pm. You must have an audition reservation to attend.
 

Auditions - Jacksonville, FL
Feb
11
1:00 pm13:00

Auditions - Jacksonville, FL

  • 1513 Lasalle St Jacksonville, FL

We're proud to bring "This Is My Brave - The Show" to JACKSONVILLE on May 20th, 2017 at Friday Musicale in Riverside. This is My Brave is a live storytelling event where real people tell real stories about their real life mental health issues. Billed as #StorytellingSavesLives, This is My Brave seeks to remove the stigma of mental illness, open a dialog, and create opportunities for people to thoughtfully engage around the topic of mental health. 

Click the button below to reserve your audition slot, then get to work preparing your piece!

 

Auditions will be held at the San Marco Library (Study Room) (Address: 1513 Lasalle St, Jacksonville) on February 11th from 1-4pm. You must have an audition reservation to attend.

Individuals who have struggled with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, suicide attempts, autism spectrum, schizophrenia, and others are encouraged to craft an artistic piece and tell their story in essay, poetry, original music or comedy. Caregivers are also encouraged to tell their side of the story. Mental health knows no bounds of age and neither does this event. All ages are welcome to express their story. Due to the nature of some stories, the show often carries a PG rating.

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Los Angeles
Jan
22
4:00 pm16:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Los Angeles

Join us in Santa Monica at the Moss Theatre for an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. This show is presented by The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors. Our friends from the Depressed Cake Shop will be hosting a pop-up bakery featuring gray cakes and cookies and other treats - so bring your sweet tooth!

Tickets on sale NOW!

Auditions - Des Moines area
Jan
8
Jan 14

Auditions - Des Moines area

Audition signups are now open! If you're local to the Des Moines area, we want to hear your Brave! Click the button below to schedule your audition.

Audition dates: Sat, January 8th; Tues, Jan 10th and Sat, Jan 14th.

The Des Moines show is Friday, March 31st at the Temple Theatre.

We’re seeking amateurs who have a talent in writing, comedy or music. Each essay, original song, comedy set or poem must not exceed 5 minutes in length. Think of your piece as a “snippet” of your life, rather than your entire life story. Practice your piece in front of a mirror and time it to make sure you are able to read it within the time limit, without rushing through.

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Denver
May
19
7:00 pm19:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Denver

  • The Oriental Theater

Join us in Denver at the Oriental Theater for an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Chicagoland
May
19
7:00 pm19:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Chicagoland

  • Memorial Opera House

Join us in Valparaiso, IN, only an hour south of Chicago, for an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. Click HERE to purchase tickets! 

"This Is My Brave - The Show" DC-area
May
15
4:00 pm16:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" DC-area

  • The Spectrum Theatre

Co-Founders Jennifer Marshall and Anne Marie Ames are thrilled to produce the Brave show for the third year in a row! The Spectrum Theater in Rosslyn will host an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Iowa City
May
13
7:00 pm19:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Iowa City

  • The Coralville Performing Arts Center

Local Producers Brook Easton and Lisa Baum bring the Brave show back to Iowa City for a second year! The Coralville Performing Arts Center will again host an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Greenville
May
5
8:00 pm20:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Greenville

  • The Kroc Center

Join us in Greenville at the Kroc Center for an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness.  Click HERE to purchase tickets. 

With Love, a Letter Writing Party
Apr
28
7:00 pm19:00

With Love, a Letter Writing Party

  • Courtland Towers Apartments Party Room

Join us Thursday, April 28th from 7-9pm as we partner with Wear Your Label to host With Love, an initiative to share stories of hope through handwritten letters.

"This Is My Brave - The Show" NYC
Oct
4
4:00 pm16:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" NYC

***Tickets on sale now*** 

On October 4th, join us at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College for an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. Tickets on sale now. Buy early for best seating.

DBSA National Conference in Chicago
Sep
25
Sep 27

DBSA National Conference in Chicago

This Is My Brave presents at the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Conference in Chicago as part of their "I to We" Illness to Wellness weekend

This special wellness conference and leadership forum focuses on building wellness rather than eliminating illness, on building a community of support, and on building a network of empowered voices. Connect with inspiration, education, and the support of peers, September 25 27, 2015, at the DBSA I to We Weekend.

 

Join the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance at a one-of-a-kind weekend filled with powerful, peer-centered, educational workshops presented by leading mental health experts and educators, distinguished authors, and innovative advocates. Held at the beautiful Eaglewood Resort and Spa, just outside of Chicago in Itasca, IL, this affordable restorative weekend offers individuals living with depression or bipolar disorder and their family members, friends, and health care providers, educational and inspirational sessions to build wellness and community as well as celebrate strengths and contributions. To learn more or register, visit www.DBSAlliance.org/ItoWeWeekend or call (800) 826-3632

Sneak peek plus Q&A with our NYC Producers!
Sep
18
5:30 pm17:30

Sneak peek plus Q&A with our NYC Producers!

  • The Drama Bookshop

Join us on Friday, September 18th at The Drama Bookshop in Manhattan to get a sneak peek of the show, plus a chance to ask our Producers all about This Is My Brave!

  • Three of our NYC cast members will be performing their pieces from the show
  • Light refreshments will be served
  • Come out for a fun night to learn more about This Is My Brave & get to know our NYC cast and Producers

The DRAMA BOOK SHOP, Inc.
250 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018

Phone: 212 944-0595

www.dramabookshop.com

Hope to see you there!

New York City Auditions - Day 3 (final)
Aug
22
12:00 pm12:00

New York City Auditions - Day 3 (final)

  • Shetler Studios

We're seeking amateurs who have a talent in writing or music. Each essay, music, or poem must not exceed 5 minutes in length. Think of your piece as a "snippet" of your life, rather than your entire life story.

To schedule your audition, please CLICK HERE and choose a 15-minute time slot. Submit your info and you're all set. You'll receive a reminder email from us 48 hours before your audition. (Piano is available.)

We look forward to meeting you!

New York City Auditions - Day 2
Aug
20
7:00 pm19:00

New York City Auditions - Day 2

  • Shetler Studios

We're seeking amateurs who have a talent in writing or music. Each essay, music, or poem must not exceed 5 minutes in length. Think of your piece as a "snippet" of your life, rather than your entire life story.

To schedule your audition, please CLICK HERE and choose a 15-minute time slot. Submit your info and you're all set. You'll receive a reminder email from us 48 hours before your audition. (Piano is available.)

We look forward to meeting you!

New York City Auditions - Day 1
Aug
18
7:00 pm19:00

New York City Auditions - Day 1

  • Shetler Studios

We're seeking amateurs who have a talent in writing or music. Each essay, music, or poem must not exceed 5 minutes in length. Think of your piece as a "snippet" of your life, rather than your entire life story.

To schedule your audition, please CLICK HERE and choose a 15-minute time slot. Submit your info and you're all set. You'll receive a reminder email from us 48 hours before your audition. (Piano is available.)

We look forward to meeting you!