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Mourning the Living
by Mickele Hogan
A new play about caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's: the complexities they face, the choices they navigate, and the struggle to uphold obligations without losing sight of the potential in their individual futures.
"Mourning the Living" was accepted and well-received in NYC's Thespis Theater Festival. Due to its accurate depiction of Alzheimer's disease, the play was featured in the Huffington Post and Fiscal Times.
With your help we can raise awareness and distigmatize Alzheimer's by reaching a larger audience through a three-week off-Broadway run in April 2017.
Mickele Hogan started her career as an actor and has added the titles playwright and producer. She currently works with the Joust Theater Company as an actor, writer, director and producer. Past works include: Nevermind (Atlantic’s Stage 2), Wasn’t Me (Soho Rep/Walkerspace), I Said “Yes.” (13th St. Theater.) As an actor, her favorite credits include: The Velveteen Rabbit (Atlantic Theater Company), The Love of the Nightingale (Insomnium Theater Company), and The Rules (The Joust Theater Company). She received her BFA from NYU: Tisch School of the Arts/Atlantic Acting School.
Alan Souza is a freelance Stage Director, who makes his home in NYC. He recently directed the world premiere of the play Mourning the Living for the NY Theatre Festival, which will be revived off-Broadway in 2017. Other upcoming projects: the world premiere play Multiple Family Dwelling for the NJ Repertory Company, a modern-age telling of My Fair Lady for the Olney Theatre in DC, a workshop of the new musical Love and Real Estate for Amas Musical Theatre and a madcap re-imagining of Joseph….and his Rainbow Frock for Drury Lane Theatre/Chicago. Alan has directed plays and musicals for Drury Lane Theatre/Chicago, Laguna Playhouse, Arkansas Repertory, Walnut Street Theatre, The New Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Virginia Musical Theatre, Human Race Theatre Company, 3D Theatricals, Texas Shakespeare Festival, and the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport. He was nominated for the 2008 Carbonell Award and has received multiple Edgerton Foundation Grants for new works. Alan has also directed original benefit performances on Broadway, for the Actors Fund of America and the Christopher Reeve Foundation. He is a frequent Guest Artist at University Drama Programs throughout the Country and is a Director and Teaching Artist for the Broadway Dreams Foundation.