Laughter is Sacred Space – Valparaiso, IN

Event Information

Event Type:
Open to Public

Event Date:
May 07, 2017

Event Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location:
First Methodist Church of Valparaiso

Event Description

Laughter is Sacred Space – Valparaiso, IN

Laughter is Sacred Space is on tour for Mental Health Awareness Month and coming to Valparaiso, IN on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the First Methodist Church of Valparaiso, 103 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN. Admission is free and is 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 a written story of their own journey with mental illness.

In this gritty and dramatic talk, Ted Swartz walks you 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