"This Is My Brave - The Show" Bentonville
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Bentonville

We're excited to bring This Is My Brave back to Bentonville, AR. Join us on Thursday, May 17th, 2018, at First Christian Church and Waterway for a live presentation of essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental health condition. 

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"This Is My Brave - The Show" Charlotte
May
19
4:00 PM16:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Charlotte

Join us in Charlotte, NC at the Warehouse 242 at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19th, 2018, for a live presentation of essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental health condition. This Is My Brave Charlotte is being presented by Promise Resource Network, Inc. 

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"This Is My Brave - The Show" Boston
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Boston

Join us in Boston, MA at The Ellsworth Theater at The Dane Estate at Pine Manor College on Monday, May 21st, 2018, for a live presentation of essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental health condition.  Tickets On Sale Now!

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"This Is My Brave - The Show" Boise
Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Boise

  • Boise State University Special Events Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We're excited to bring This Is My Brave back to Boise! Join us on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018, at the Boise State University Special Events Center for a live presentation of essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental health condition. - Tickets On Sale Soon!

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"Suicide: The Ripple Effect" - Screening in Arlington, VA
Apr
15
3:00 PM15:00

"Suicide: The Ripple Effect" - Screening in Arlington, VA

This Is My Brave is hosting a screening of the documentary, "Suicide: The Ripple Effect" at the Ballston Common Stadium 12 on Sunday, April 15th at 3:00 pm. 

About the film: "At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Seventeen years later, he still struggles with many of the same symptoms that led him to attempt to take his life, but he is on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive. Kevin takes a journey to better understand the ripple effects his suicide attempt had on his family, friends, and the first responders who helped save him. He’s also working to shine light on inspirational individuals, families, and organizations who are using personal pain to help others find the hope they need to heal."

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"This Is My Brave - The Show" Fort Lauderdale, FL
Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Fort Lauderdale, FL

Join us in Fort Lauderdale, FL at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 8th, 2018, for a live presentation of essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental health condition.

General Admission: $20 

Student Rate: $15

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"This Is My Brave - The Show" Northern VA
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Northern VA

  • Waddell Theatre at NVCC Loudoun Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us in Loudoun, VA at the Waddell Theatre on the NVCC Loudoun Campus at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 5th, 2018, for a live presentation of essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental health condition. This Is My Brave Northern VA is being presented by NAMI Northern Virginia. 

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Auditions: This Is My Brave Boise
Mar
22
to Mar 24

Auditions: This Is My Brave Boise

On March 22nd at the Cole and Ustick Library from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and March 24th at the Main Library from 11:00am-4:00pm, we're holding auditions for our Boise, ID show (scheduled for June 23rd at the Boise State University Special Events Center). Click the links above to sign up for your audition!

We can't wait to hear your BRAVE!

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This Is My Brave at the NBC4 and Telemundo Washington Health and Fitness Expo
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

This Is My Brave at the NBC4 and Telemundo Washington Health and Fitness Expo

Join This Is My Brave at the 25th anniversary of the NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo in Washington, DC! This is the largest, best-attended Consumer Wellness Expo in the country, driving 85,000 attendees every year.

On Saturday, March 10th, This Is My Brave will be presenting a series of our storytellers on the Changing Minds Pavilion Main Stage from 1:00pm - 2:00pm. Come hear about how This Is My Brave began and witness our brave storytellers share their stories through poetry, essay and music.

Both Saturday and Sunday, March 10th and 11th, we'll be giving away tickets to our upcoming This Is My Brave show in Arlington. Simply stop by, throw your name in the hat, and you may be a winner!

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Auditions: This Is My Brave Baltimore
Feb
25
3:00 PM15:00

Auditions: This Is My Brave Baltimore

We're proud to bring "This Is My Brave - The Show" to Baltimore in 2018! 

Audition dates are Thursday, February 22nd from 6pm - 8:30pm in Howard County at the Howard County Public Library - Central Branch - 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy Columbia MD 21044

Saturday, February 24th from 10am - 1pm in Howard County at the Howard County Public Library - Central Branch - 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy Columbia MD 21044

AND Sunday, February 25th from 1pm-3pm in Harford County at the Love Evolution Yoga Studio - 37 N. Main Street Suite 103 Bel Air, MD 21014

The event will take place on Saturday, May 12th at Mount St Joseph's HS Theatre.

Click the links above to reserve your audition slot, visit our Auditions page for info on what we're looking for, then get to work preparing your piece! 

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Auditions: TIMB Australia RENEW FEST Mullumbimby
Feb
24
12:00 PM12:00

Auditions: TIMB Australia RENEW FEST Mullumbimby

  • 51-53 Burringbar Street Mullumbimby, NSW, 2482 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On February 24th we're holding auditions for our RENEW FEST Mullumbimby show (scheduled for May 18th). 

Click the link below to sign up for an audition slot or go to https://www.thisismybraveaustralia.com/auditions

View our YouTube Channel for examples of stories we feature: https://www.youtube.com/user/thisismybraveaustralia

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"This Is My Brave - The Show" Orlando, FL
Jan
28
2:30 PM14:30

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Orlando, FL

This Is My Brave Show Orlando is an inspiring storytelling-based production featuring local people sharing their stories of living with mental illness through essay, poetry or original music. In conjunction with this production, the "Be Brave" Art Show will showcase works of local artists who live with a mental health diagnosis and creatively express themselves through various mediums of art.

Art show opens at 1:30 p.m. Show time is 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

VIP Tickets for post production champagne reception with the cast 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This show is produced by NAMI Greater Orlando.

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Auditions: This Is My Brave Arlington
Jan
18
to Jan 21

Auditions: This Is My Brave Arlington

  • Arlington Central Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This Is My Brave is a show about what it's like to live through mental illness and come out on the other side. The emotions from having experienced mental illness first-hand are raw, excruciating, thrilling, inspiring and so much more.

Do you have a story to share? Craft your piece via poetry, original music, personal essay or even a comedy set. Yes, experiencing mental illness can be funny, believe it or not. :)

On January 18th, 20th & 21st we're holding auditions for our Arlington, VA show (scheduled for March 18th). Click the link to sign up for an audition slot!

View our YouTube Channel for examples of stories we feature:https://www.youtube.com/user/thisismybrave

We’re seeking individuals who have a talent in writing or music and are ready to share their story of living a successful life despite having experienced a mental health issue. Each essay, original song, poem or comedy set must not exceed 5 minutes in length. Think of your piece as a “snippet” of your life, rather than your entire life story.

We can't wait to hear your BRAVE!

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Auditions: This Is My Brave Ft Lauderdale
Jan
13
to Jan 28

Auditions: This Is My Brave Ft Lauderdale

We're proud to bring "This Is My Brave - The Show" to Ft Lauderdale! This is My Brave is a live storytelling event where real people tell real stories about their real life mental health issues. Billed as #StorytellingSavesLives, This is My Brave seeks to remove the stigma of mental illness, open a dialog, and create opportunities for people to thoughtfully engage around the topic of mental health.

Audition dates are Saturday, January 13th from 1:30pm - 5:00pm AND Sunday, January 28th from 1:30 - 5:00pm.

The event will take place on April 8th at The Sunrise Civic Center Theatre.

Click the button below to reserve your audition slot, visit our Auditions page for info on what we're looking for, then get to work preparing your piece! 

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"This Is My Brave's First-ever Variety Show" - Los Angeles
Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

"This Is My Brave's First-ever Variety Show" - Los Angeles

Join us in Los Angeles at the Comedy Store, 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, for our first-ever Variety Show featuring comedians and musicians who have battled mental illness and addiction. They're coming together to share stories and music to raise awareness for mental health and to end the stigma. You won't want to miss it!

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"This Is My Brave - The Show" - Lewiston, ME
Nov
5
3:00 PM15:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" - Lewiston, ME

Join us in Lewiston, ME, at the Franco Center, 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2017, for an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. There will be a reception immediately following the show and all are welcome. 

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"This Is My Brave - The Show" Perth, Australia
Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Perth, Australia

  • Edith Cowan University Lecture Theatre Perth Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us in Perth, Australia, at the Edith Cowan University Theatre, (doors, 6:30pm) show begins at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017, as This Is My Brave Australia presents an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. 

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Auditions - Wheeling, West Virginia
Aug
7
to Aug 12

Auditions - Wheeling, West Virginia

  • Youth Systems Services, Inc. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Mon., Aug. 7, 2017  4 p.m., Wed., Aug. 9, 2017 4 p.m., and Sat., Aug. 12, 2017 10 a.m. 
  • Youth Services System, Inc. 

We're proud to bring "This Is My Brave - The Show" to Wheeling, WV! This is My Brave is a live storytelling event where real people tell real stories about their real life mental health issues. Billed as #StorytellingSavesLives, This is My Brave seeks to remove the stigma of mental illness, open a dialog, and create opportunities for people to thoughtfully engage around the topic of mental health.

The event will take place Nov. 14, 2017 at the Capitol Theatre. 

Click the button below to reserve your audition slot, visit our Auditions page for info on what we're looking for, then get to work preparing your piece! 

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Auditions - Lewiston, Maine
Aug
5
to Aug 14

Auditions - Lewiston, Maine

  • Sat., Aug 5, 2017 9:00 am  Mon., August 14, 2017 7:30 pm
  • Auburn Library 

We're proud to bring "This Is My Brave - The Show" to Lewiston! This is My Brave is a live storytelling event where real people tell real stories about their real life mental health issues. Billed as #StorytellingSavesLives, This is My Brave seeks to remove the stigma of mental illness, open a dialog, and create opportunities for people to thoughtfully engage around the topic of mental health.

The event will take place on November 5th at the Franco Center. 

Click the button below to reserve your audition slot, visit our Auditions page for info on what we're looking for, then get to work preparing your piece! 

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Auditions - Boston
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Auditions - Boston

  • Office of Elizabeth Driscoll, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Friday, July 28, 2017  4 pm and Saturday, July 29, 2017 9 am 
  • Office of Elizabeth Driscoll, 22 Hilliard Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge

We're proud to bring "This Is My Brave - The Show" to Boston! This is My Brave is a live storytelling event where real people tell real stories about their real life mental health issues. Billed as #StorytellingSavesLives, This is My Brave seeks to remove the stigma of mental illness, open a dialog, and create opportunities for people to thoughtfully engage around the topic of mental health.

The event will take place on October 6th at The Mosesian Center for the Arts.

Click the button below to reserve your audition slot, visit our Auditions page for info on what we're looking for, then get to work preparing your piece! 

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This Is My Brave Fundraiser: #ChiChiSweatSesh - Cardio + Core
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

This Is My Brave Fundraiser: #ChiChiSweatSesh - Cardio + Core

What is #ChiChiSweatSesh? A monthly gathering of the Chi Chi Life fitness + wellness community. Join us for a heart-pumping workout followed by a potluck picnic in Central Park. Lauren Chiarello of Chi Chi Life is teaming up with fellow fitness + wellness gurus to create fun + festive workouts. Come play!

Join Meghan Robertson for a 30-minute Cardio class + Nicole Davey for a 30-minute Core workout. 100% of proceeds from class will support This Is My Brave. Post-class, Molly Forsyth, Doctor of Acupuncture + Chinese Medicine will introduce you to Chinese Medicine via a brief chat about Ear Seeds for stress + will send you off wearing your complementary mini ear treatment. To close out the night, hang with awesome like-minded humans for a potluck picnic! Fun Goodie! You will receive $20 off your first acupuncture appointment with Molly. Visit Eventbrite for more info. 

Ticket Levels: $25 + $35. Please select the donation level you feel most comfortable with - our hope is to raise as much as we can for This Is My Brave!

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Leading Ladies #LiveBrave: A Women's Mental Health Summit
Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

Leading Ladies #LiveBrave: A Women's Mental Health Summit

Join us for this unique 3 & 1/2 hour event, sponsored by a grant from the hope & grace fund, a project of New Venture Fund in partnership with the global women’s skincare brand philosophy, inc. We're bringing women (and men are welcome, too!) together to share stories of resilience and hope, in a supportive environment. Our Women's Mental Health Summit, entitled: "Leading Ladies #LiveBrave" is featuring an all-female cast of Brave storytellers, a luncheon, plus keynote speaker Elizabeth Vargas of ABC's 20/20 and author of the book Between Breaths: a memoir of of panic and addiction. Tickets will go on sale in March!

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"This Is My Brave - The Show" Bentonville, Arkansas
May
26
7:30 PM19:30

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Bentonville, Arkansas

Join us in Bentonville, Arkansas at Northwest Arkansas Community College's White Auditorium, 7:30pm on Thursday, May 25th and Friday, May 26th for an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness.

Tickets are on sale now!

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"This Is My Brave - The Show" - Canberra, Australia
May
26
7:00 PM19:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" - Canberra, Australia

  • 137 Reed Street, Greenway Greenway ACT 2901 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are ecstatic to announce our first international show! Join us in Tuggeranong, Australia at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre for an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. 

Tickets are on sale now! 

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STIGMA, an original play + Brave storytellers
May
21
7:30 PM19:30

STIGMA, an original play + Brave storytellers

We're proud to bring "This Is My Brave - The Show" back to the Washington, DC-area for a fourth year in a row! This is a collaborative, unique event in that we're partnering with a local playwright and This Is My Brave alumni storyteller, Kit Lisle, who has penned his first play entitled: Stigma. The event will include a staged reading (the debut!) of this new play, and will feature This Is My Brave storytellers in between the acts of the play.

The event will take place on May 21st, 2017 at the Keegan Theatre. Tickets are now on sale!

Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm.

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"This Is My Brave - The Show" Chicagoland
May
21
3:00 PM15:00

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Chicagoland

Join us in Valparaiso, IN at the Memorial Opera House Theatre on Sunday, May 21st at 3pm for an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. This show is presented by the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation.

Tickets are on sale now!

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"This Is My Brave - The Show" Jacksonville, FL
May
20
7:30 PM19:30

"This Is My Brave - The Show" Jacksonville, FL

Join us in Jacksonville, FL at Friday Musicale, Inc. for an all-new, live presentation of touching essays, original music, comedy and poetry performed by a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. Produced by local mental health nonprofit, Where Is The Sunshine.

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