“We know what we are but know not what we may be.”
People who have received a cancer diagnosis (40% of the American population at some time in their lives) are undergoing a blow to their mental and emotional stability unlike any other. And yet, as Dr. Nancy E. Adler says in Cancer Care for the Whole Patient, “Both patients and providers tell us that attention to psychosocial health needs is the exception rather than the rule in oncology practice today.” Recognizing that need, Kentucky Shakespeare has launched programming serving those affected by cancer at Norton Cancer Institute and Gilda’s Club.
Kentucky Shakespeare’s work with these groups provides a safe place for creative and emotional expression, resulting in an environment of learning, teamwork, and, most importantly, community.
Programs at Norton Cancer Institute:
- Children patient and caregivers support group
- Hip Hop Shakespeare/Teen Beats
Programs at Gilda’s Club:
- Pop-up performances on family nights
- Camp Shakespeare at Gilda’s
2019 programming made possible by VSA Kentucky.
To get more information and support this program, contact Matt Wallace, Producing Artistic Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.