BENEFITING: NAMI-Northern Virginia
NAMI OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMEDY NIGHT
BIO-HAZARD: A RELATIVE COMEDY starring Sarah Elizabeth Greer
About one in four adults suffers from a mental disorder, and one in 17 people live with a serious mental illness like major depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia, according to the National Institute on Mental Health. The World Health Organization estimates that 450 million people worldwide suffer from such diseases.
The need for mental health services continues to grow, and with those increased needs comes the parallel need to increase awareness and fundraising dollars.
Camp Atahi Alums are a great group! Please donate to this team if you can! Even $5 will help get this event and fundraiser going. If you are in the Baltimore/Washington area, please come on the 12th. It's going to be a fun night and we can have a special Camp Atahi table! Sarah Elizabeth Greer's show is hilarious and is already sold out in NYC for Nov 1, so this is a great opportunity.
The evening features a heartwarming and hilarious award-winning one-woman show, written and performed by Sarah Elizabeth Greer.
The show will take place on Sunday evening, October 12th, at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, a historic movie theatre that has been turned into an entertainment venue with full bar and food service, as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. The show is being held on the Sunday preceding Columbus Day to make sure that no one will have to deal with rush hour in the DC Metropolitan Area. Ample parking will be provided.
The one-woman show, Bio-Hazard: A Relative Comedy, has been showcased to sold-out audiences at the United Solo Festival in NYC for the last two years. (It will be shown there again in November of 2014, and has already sold out.} The NAMI-NoVA gala event will feature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and an exciting raffle. Olympia Dukakis saw this show and remarked afterwards, "I laughed, I cried!” She also said that this would make a great feature film. Perhaps she could play Connie Greer?
The money raised by Crowdrise will be used to pay for the theatre rental, director, audio visual, transportation of crew, etc. Any excess funds will be given to NAMI of Northern Virginia, along with all profits from ticket sales, auction and raffle. We have all been affected by mental illness in some way, and the fundraiser money will be used to fund NAMI's programs, all of which are completely free. In addition, NAMI has purchased help-line software to ensure that emergency calls are handled quickly.
Please scroll through the photos and click on the fabulous promotional video that we have created. I think you will want to attend the show in addition to contributing!
For tickets, follow this link, scroll down to Bio-Hazard and click on BUY TICKETS