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2022

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My song Icarus Reprise is the Song of The Week on Mad In America! 

Mad In America is a website that offers a science-based critique of the way psychiatry generally delivers treatment, and they also feature stories of psychiatric survivors and ex-patients alike. They launched a Song of The Week page, and I am their first feature! You can read more about my story there as well.

I have been connected with different organizations and communities for quite a few years now who have helped foster my belief in myself as someone beyond a stigmatized label, and to find strength and empowerment in the very things that I have been told to relinquish. Organizations such as the Hearing Voices NetworkWorking to Recovery, the Wildflower Alliance, and the Coyote Institute all provide encouragement to own one’s nonconsensus experience outside of the illness/disease model of mental health. Mad In America is another one of these organizations, and I’m so honored to be featured.

You can read more about the album and the vision in the Indiegogo campaign.

2020

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The Shattuck Partners (Lemuel Shattuck Hospital) has invited me back 4 years in a row for a 2 month songwriting workshop for participants who are DMH patients there. I truly enjoy being able to work as a songwriter first (therapist second) for this population who have so much to say, and respond so well to the modality of song. Check out their website for more information and to read some testimonials.

February 8, 2020

10:30am, Hopkinton Community Access Media (HCAM)

Featured artist at Wake Up and Smell the Poetry

This is a wonderful event filmed live at the HCAM studio. Last year, I joined Alan O'Hare and others in remembrance of the Rwandan genocide, which you can see here. Howard Kogan will be sharing his poetry at 10:30am, and I'll be following at 11am. I will be joined by my friend Alan O'Hare of Life Story Theatre for a portion of the performance. Looking forward to the magic. This event is free and open to the public. 

2019

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November 9, 2019 

All Together Now Boston presents Welcome to the Closet: Reimagined

Mark Lipman and Jenee Halstead have been sharing the stage for years as singing partners on each other's original music. In 2017, they collaborated on a piece for All Together Now called "Welcome to the Closet" which explored the topics of shame, vulnerability and desire. 

They are combining forces again to give voice to disenfranchised human experience through the act of personal narrative, this time with a focus on accessing limitlessness and wholeness in a world that sees difference as indicative of weakness and inferiority.

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4263147

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/289444911979463/

Jenee and I are in the news again for our upcoming "Welcome to the Closet: Reimagined" performance at the Midway Cafe for All Together Now. 

I was recently interviewed by The Rainbow Times (pg6):

Check it out to get a good idea of what All Together Now is about!

Jenee and I were both interviewed by Noe Kamelamela for The New England Theatre Geek about our November 2019 show.

As the guest musician for the night, this promises to be a fun time at the Green Dragon for Soul Sessions, Wednesday, March 27th, 9-12pm (I'll be singing with the band and doing a short solo set in between)

2017

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Jenee Halstead and I have been featured in 

the Dig, Improper Bostonian, Qwear, and Millenial Noise

to promote our original show, "Welcome to the Closet"

​I was interviewed in March about my artistic process by my good friend Anna Rae. Check it out here!

 

I'll be performing original music for a day of remembrance for the Rwandan Genocide at HCAM studios in Hopkinton's Wake Up and Smell The Poetry, Saturday, March 23rd, 10:30am

Catch me supporting Sarah Blacker and the New England Groove Association at Club Passim Saturday, March 16th, 7pm