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Free Event - Workshop Reading

by Sienna Holden

Burnt Thicket has been developing this new musical that explores recovery from opioid addiction within a family and asks, does one moment define a life? Come to the public reading so you can join the workshop process and help us bring this show to life!

This challenging drama about relationships, within families and with ourselves is a deep dive into the effects of trauma, opioid addiction, and a journey towards renewed life. Sarah, a recovering addict, grapples with her past as she strives to reconnect with her estranged teenage daughter, her own mother, and walk a path towards healing.

Emerging playwright and composer Sienna Holden also performed in She Has a Name, and is joined by Luke Ertman as music arranger and producer, with dramaturgy by Yvette Nolan. This intense and important story reveals much about this epidemic that's besieging our communities, while subverting the stigma addicts face.

Breathe - Free Workshop Reading

Friday, May 31, 2024, 7:30pm (free admission) Doors at 6:30pm

followed by a brief talk back with the artists

Come experience the story and hear the songs in Sienna Holden's new musical. Directed by Yvette Nolan, with musical direction by Luke Ertman, performers include Amanda Trapp, Tim Bratton, Alyssa Billingsley, Liz Whitbread and more to be announced.

Audience Advisory: Recommended for ages 14+. Contains mature themes, including coarse language, talk and depiction of substance abuse and self-harm.

This new musical is developed with the support of grants from SK Arts and Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation.

May 31, 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Free Event!

Friday, May 31, 2024,

Doors: 6:30pm

Showtime: 7:30pm followed by a brief talk back with the artists

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