"WordTheatre is a great, freewheeling, passionately engaged interpreter of contemporary short fiction. Whereas other such enterprises are content to cherry pick a few classics in a predictable setting, WordTheatre finds work that can bring about great performances in its constituency of first-rate performers, always in search of the ineffable and the uncanny that are at the heart of the very best in world literature. Their ambition is for the new, the challenging, and the emotionally rich. In my own case, I have never heard such wonderful and illuminated performances of my own work." - Rick Moody, author of The Ice Storm
Celebration of the Arts for NARSAD
June 28, 2008 @ 93 Merchant’s Path (corner of Ranch Court)
|Nicole Ansari||Blair Bess|
|Brian Cox||Rae Dawn Chong|
|Gary Dourdan||Kathryn Erbe|
|John Heard||Deborah Lippmann|
|Wendy Makkena||Linus Roache|
|Victor Williams||Harris Yulin|
Saturday evening, June 28, 2008, WordTheatre presented "Mysteries of the Mind" at Twin Oaks Farm in Sagaponack, New York. Guests arrived at 7:30 PM and were free to stroll around the beautiful, sculpture laden property, with a glass of champagne. The original show, created, directed and produced by Cedering Fox, began at 8:00 PM. Cocktails, dinner and dancing will follow.
*Actors scheduled to perform included
Narrated by Blair Bess
Music performed by Deborah Lippmann with Neal Smith on percussion, Dexron Douglas on drums.
“Deborah Lippmann’s ravishing voice evokes the lush life of smoky jazz clubs and a more glamorous time… she’s poised to be the new voice in the girl group that includes such jazzy singers as Norah Jones, Dianne Reeves, and Diana Krall.“ (Lisa Robinson, Music Editor, Vanity Fair)
*Talent is subject to change without notice.
The event included a Silent Auction of original artwork by Aaron Holliday.
NARSAD is the world's leading charity dedicated to mental health research. It's mission is to alleviate human suffering from mental illness's such as: schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, childhood mental disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, addictions and suicide.
NARSAD is dedicated to funding innovative research on the causes, improved treatments and prevention of mental illnesses. By increasing funds available for psychiatric research, NARSAD strives to help those suffering from serious mental disorders to build a better future and lead productive lives.
Headquartered in Great Neck, New York, NARSAD is guided by its Scientific Council, a group of leaders in the key disciplines of psychiatric brain disorders, who volunteer their time and talent to develop research policy and review grant proposals. The charity receives no government funding and relies solely on contributions of individuals, foundations and corporations.
Since it's inception in 1987 as the National Alliance for research on Schizophrenia and Depression, NARSAD has distributed $234 million in research funds to nearly 2,700 scientists in the United States and 27 other countries.