The prolific playwright, Rich Orloff, writes:
On Sunday June 3, I’ll be presenting a different kind of piece as part of the Sundays@Six series. IT’S A BEAUTIFUL WOUND is an autobiographical monologue about my journey over the last few years in underground therapy utilizing MDMA (a.k.a. Ecstasy) and psilocybin mushrooms, inspired by cutting-edge experiments designed to help people heal from deep emotional wounds.
It’s been an extraordinary adventure, one that has included moments of both serene joy and overwhelming horror, a few unexpected side trips, and occasional wisdom that comes from Lord knows where.
This isn’t the first draft! For the last few months I’ve been inviting folks to hear the piece in my apartment, so I could both improve it as a writer and practice it as a performer. I’ve gotten an enormous amount of helpful feedback along the way, and I finally feel the piece is ready to move out of my living room and into the Jewel Box.
Oh, and although the piece isn’t a comedy, I promise a few hearty laughs along the way.
I look forward to sharing IT’S A BEAUTIFUL WOUND with you. It’s a tale of reconciliation with the soul.