Solo Show - Inner state

The Show - Inner Space

          Join me on a drive from Chicago to Mississippi on the morning of my mother's death. As I make the emotionally and physically difficult trip over fourteen hours, my mother joins me to share memories of the past. A celebration of recollections and their power to keep people in our lives long after they are gone.

Workshops/Discussions

       In addition to being an avid road tripper, I am a certified life and project coach and have facilitated workshops for individuals dealing with short-term memory lost. Many times distant memories remain intact. I offer workshops and discussions designed to mine these distant memories to achieve a feeling of accomplishment and self-esteem.

  • Show length  - 30 to 50 minutes

  • No special lighting or sound equipment needed

  • Ideal for small spaces and audiances

  • Workshop/discussion may be done before or after performance.

  • Workshop/discussion or performance may be done independently.

It’s 3am on December 5, 2011 and I am driving through the night. An hour ago, I got the call that my mother had passed away in Cleveland, Mississippi – 650 miles away. I’m not sure what I packed. My wife did most of it. I just drank two cups of coffee and hit the road. A third cup of coffee is sitting untouched in my cup holder. Ten hours drive with lots of time to think.

 

I pass a sign for  a scenic overlook and my mother is suddenly sitting in the passenger’s seat smiling at me and saying, “Are you ready for an adventure?”