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Actor Shane Regan Joins the Grief Dialogues Cast

One of the many things I love about using theatre to start the conversation is the opportunity to meet new people and to see actors whose work you have previously seen and admired now take on an bigger role in your life by acting YOUR words.   Because of his reputation in this city, I…
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Greg Brisendine Performs in Grief Dialogues Debut

Eight days and counting unti the Grief Dialogues Deput Play.  I am honored that my good friend and fellow Parley Playwright, and a talented actor is performing in the show.  Greg Brisendine is also a  poet and corporate drone in Seattle. His new play is No Strings Attached, about life, love, and sex in a…
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Wesley Fruge Directs Grief Dialogues: The Play Debut

Wesley Fruge  has been Creative Advisor for The Grief Dialogues from the start.  He is also the Founder + Producing Artistic Director of Forward Flux Productions.  We are incredibly lucky he is directing our Seattle Death Salon play Grief Dialogues. In his own words “I am very passionate about “The Grief Dialogues” because I think…
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Grief Dialogues: The Play Tickets for Sept. 8th Performance On Sale Now

Don’t miss this show in Seattle.  Tickets: http://bit.ly/GDPlays Inspired by stories of dying, death and grief, The Grief Dialogues uses theatre to start the conversation.  Conversation about what? About dying, death and grief! The Grief Dialogues presents  some of the rhetoric and stigma that often surrounds death and instead asks us to listen to the voices of women…
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Sharon Stanley

The Healer Within

An Interview with Dr. Sharon Stanley, an educator and psychotherapist in private practice and a member of our Advisory Council As an educator, Sharon is interested in the neurobiology of healing grief, loss and trauma as well as ancient wisdom practices that traditional societies have offered to people suffering from adversity.  She has developed a…
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Book~ Just a Little More Time

Just a Little More Time

Now available in bookstores! I am proud to announce that the book JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME is out in print and book readings are scheduled for across the country. It all started with an idea.  An idea to collect stories of loss but also stories filled with love.  And an anthology was born. The…
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Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival

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…
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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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Lucas Jackson, Reuters

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…
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RECENT TWEETS

There are definitely some shows that show Death and Dying in it’s rawest form. Breaking Bad and Grey’s Anatomy come to mind. But #grief?
Any ideas?

It takes great vulnerability to open up about the end of life in such a public way. Thank you, @Oprah, for sharing your experience. We are sorry for your loss. https://t.co/FkF9AWCoSa

This is why, when I see a great play, I purchase the script ASAP! So I can read the line to myself and savor the moment. @dramatistsguild @PlayAtWriting You’ve inspired me to write some of those lines myself! Thanks!

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