A Therapy Session with Myself
"...a really amazing show with a super important message! It was a good reminder to check in with yourself and to not ignore what your mind is telling you. As someone who deals with mental illnesses, it was really amazing to see my struggles portrayed on stage in such a truthful way!"
-Fit for Broadway
"This is not a comfortable play, but it is an honest one ... It is a truly moving play that provides unflinching, unedited, and honest insight into how some with Aspergers syndrome, as well as social anxiety and depression, might be feeling."
"...a thought-provoking and entertaining exploration of one artist's struggle to move through mental disorder to a better self-understanding and state of self-acceptance and worth."
-Five-Star Arts Journals
"... a well constructed play. Mr. Piccione tells his story, and integrates the flashbacks with considerable skill. [The performances] are solid and effective. The dialogue is beautifully written, and the ancillary personalities well thought out. "
"...a glimpse of what life can be like when we let our phobias get the best of us."
"Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Brave, Intense, Relevant"
-Various users on Show-Score.com
After a successful premiere at the New York Theatre Festival's 2019 NYWinterfest, Anthony J. Piccione's controversial, semi-autobiographical drama returns in May 2019 for a series of monthly performances on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the legendary Kraine Theater.
PLOT: During the summer before his senior year, Alex Grayson - a young college student and aspiring writer living with living with social anxiety, depression, and Asperger's syndrome - receives a mysterious visit from "himself", a human incarnation of his inner consciousness. As they interact, Alex is forced to reflect on his own flaws and personality quirks, as well as some of the darkest and most painful memories of his adolescence, while also pondering the question of whether or not he can overcome his inner demons, and ultimately build a brighter future for himself.
RUN TIME: Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
Alex - Dan Mauro
You - Nicholas Capriotti
Me - Nathan Cusson
Kelly - Emily Weston
Kate/Ms. Appleton/Beth - Ita Korenzecher
Ray/Professor Collins - Tony Bozanich
Henry - Travis Martin
Tim - Max Berry
Philip - Mason Mickley
Erin - Shir Kaufman
Ensemble - Max Berry, Shir Kaufman, Travis Martin & Mason Mickley
Directed by Holly Payne-Strange, with assistance from Andres Gallardo Bustillo and lighting design by Lindsey Ruzza.
More information available at www.anthonyjpiccione.com/atherapysessionwithmyself.
The Kraine Theater (View)
85 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
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|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|