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Birth of an Award-Winning Film

  Last week Celluloid Bainbridge and Arts & Humanities Bainbridge announced the selections of their 18th season, and the film created for The Grief Dialogues,  8:AM., won the Opening Night Party screening.  Celluloid spreads its wings this year with films from around region (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and British Columbia. Their goal is to bring…
Sally Prangley

Why is it a Surprise?

You’ve been expecting it for a while. Your 79-year-old mother’s health has been declining for years due to Parkinson’s Disease. A recently broken hip compounded by pneumonia is hastening the end of her life. Your mother is now under hospice care and you’ve assumed the death watch. You’re at her side all day long, trying to…
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My First Play Review and End of Life Issues

  My first review! Okay, it’s only one line. But it’s a great one-liner. Ron Irwin of the Los Angeles Post-Examiner wrote: “Hospice: A Love Story” by Elizabeth Coplan of Seattle, Washington is a powerful look into end of life issues. Originally I did not plan to write a play about end-of-life issues.  In fact,…
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Love is Love is Love

I am so proud to be a part of the theatre community and I am even more proud that The Grief Dialogues chose theatre as a way to open a new conversation about dying, death, and grief. And here’s why: Last night James Corden opened the Tony Awards with a sentiment that is true for…
The HIdden Tools of Comedy, Steve Kaplan

Creating a Buzz

“Can a 60-year-old woman break into Hollywood screenwriting?” I wrote on an index card and handed it to the young woman at the registration desk. It was the first afternoon of Steve Kaplan’s Comedy Intensive at the Burbank Marriott.  Cheryl, the name on her badge, asked me to write down the one burning question I…
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Welcome to The Grief Dialogues

Welcome! We’re glad you found us! We hope you will join us for the new conversation around dying, death, and grief. So What is The Grief Dialogues all about? Our Vision: Change our country’s death phobic culture Our Mission: Create an artistic movement to erase the stigma surrounding death and grief Our Goal: Offer compassion, understanding,…
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The Charter for Compassion Arts Community

The Grief Dialogues is a proud partner of the Charter for Compassion Arts Community. The arts are not a frill. The arts are a response to our individuality and our nature, and help to shape our identity. What is there that can transcend deep difference and stubborn divisions? The arts. They have a wonderful universality.…
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Grief Dialogues — The Auditions

Okay, Somebody pinch me!  The Grief Dialogues is about to become a motion picture.  Well, maybe not a full-length motion picture.  Maybe just a short film but it will be a great film thanks to our two young, incredibly talented videographers, Emily Pando and Jesse Amorratanasuchad.  We are filming one of the plays submitted to…
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The Grief Dialogues: The History

The Grief Dialogues was born out of my award-winning, 10-minute play, Hospice: A Love Story.  Hospice was produced for the Island Theatre on Bainbridge Island in August 2015.  Then, in October 2015, Forward Flux Productions offered a staged reading. Death, grief, family, the topics of the play, resonated with many people who in turn shared their own…

#meaningfulmonday on #advancecareplanning

Bay Area friends, I’m hosting @UCSF’s @bjmillermd and @ideo’s @shoshanaberger on 8/8 at the Salesforce Tower penthouse to talk about their new book, A Beginner’s Guide To The End. Join us! 👉🏼

Protecting our loved one's from loss can do a disservice to their grieving process. @JenPastiloff shares how honesty is the best policy, especially when it comes to the end-of-life experience. via @ModernLoss

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