Laughter is Sacred Space: Human Faces Tour – Portland, OR
Open to Public
Apr 29, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Portland Mennonite Church, Portland, OR
Laughter is Sacred Space is on tour and coming to Portland, OR for Mental Health Awareness month on Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm at Portland Mennonite Church, 1325 SE 35th Ave., Portland, OR. Admission is free and open to the public!
This show is part of The Human Face Tour, which includes partnership with local mental health agencies and the opportunity for audience members to share their own story through portrait photographs by Steven Stauffer following the show, and submitting their own stories of journey with mental illness. Stories can be submitted at any time at www.tedandcompany.com/my-story/
In this gritty and dramatic play, Ted Swartz walks us through his relationship with friend and business partner, Lee Eshleman, who took his own life in 2007. Ted explores the paradox of working with a comedic partner struggling with bipolar disorder, as well as the challenge of writing and performing stories about God while experiencing the absence of God after Lee’s death.
Using multi-media and his twenty years of storytelling experience, Laughter is Sacred Space is honest, funny and vulnerable, and reveals the unique journey of working as a comedic actor under the shadow of a mental illness, and offers hope and humor in a way that only Ted could deliver.