By Sophie Weisskoff
Directed by Emma Miller
With Andrew M. Duff, Julia Greer, Beth Griffith, Emma Kikue, Paola Sanchez Abreu, and Julia Weinberg
After Maisie gets hit by a car, a traumatic brain injury turns her life upside down. Suddenly computer screens hurt to look at, a haunting reptile taunts, and why did no one ever tell her that speech-to-text would be this hard?
brainsmash is a sense-engaging, funny-sad play about acquired disabilities and being there for those who need you the most, even if they don’t know how to ask.
The Hearth nurtures and celebrates women, trans, non-binary artists and artists of underrepresented genders. We commission, develop, and produce plays that explore characters who pulse with emotional, intellectual, and psychological complexity and, by so doing, we challenge gendered stereotypes, advance and complicate the conversation about feminism, and expand perceptions of what it means to be live in a body that has been historically oppressed or marginalized due to gender expression.
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"The strength of brainsmash lies in how it chronicles both the clinical aspects of Maisie's injury and the impact it has on those around her. It's all quite realistically presented from both angles" – Talkin' Broadway
"Disability, let alone an invisible one, is seldom explored on stage, and brainsmash gives the spotlight, in ways raw and illuminating, to the minutiae of one person’s specific traumatic brain injury." – The Broadway Blog