Program Contents: 80 minutes PLUS 27 minute Bonus Feature titled "The Making of the Puzzle Club"
Copyright Date: 2005
This award winning play discusses what it is like to live with a brain injury from the survivor's perspective by sharing the stories of thirteen survivors from Western Montana who have formed a weekly support group called "The Puzzle Club". Playwright and drama professor Jillian Campana, who has also survived a brain injury, recorded numerous individual and group interviews with the Puzzle Club members and used their words to craft the text of the play. In addition to sold out crowds in Montana, the play was honored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and was the regional winner of the prestigious David Mark Cohen playwriting award for best new play.
BONUS Feature On DVD Includes "THE MAKING OF THE PUZZLE CLUB"
This documentary follows a drama professor as she works with members of a Montana brain injury support group and a group of actors to write a play about brain injury survival, rehabilitation, and hope. The documentary features excerpts from the play that was created in addition to interviews with the survivors, actors, and director of the project.
|FINALIST in the category of Special People in the 2006 International Health & Medical Media Awards. (The FREDDIE AWARDS)|