Maggie's Brain at The Cowles Center!
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Ivey Award-winning Off-Leash Area revives their remarkable 2007 production, "Maggie’s Brain,"
at the Cowles Center in January 2014.
"Now and then, a choreographer manifests an aspect of human experience
with such emotional honesty, dramatic credibility and choreographic intent, you leave the theater
moved and enlightened. Off-Leash Area's "Maggie's Brain," choreographed by Jennifer Ilse, is such a work.“
– Camille Lefevre, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Off-Leash Area addresses the prejudice and stigma of schizophrenia head on
with “Maggie’s Brain”. Drawing from the deeply personal experience of Off-Leash Area’s
artistic director Jennifer Ilse, whose brother had paranoid schizophrenia,
OLA has created an uniquely original production, thoroughly researched, and
tremendously imaginative. With Jennifer Ilse's choreography and direction,
an original score by composer/musician Ben Siems, a synaptic set design
by McKnight Fellow Paul Herwig, and lighting by Paul Epton, “Maggie’s Brain”
follows a family in crisis, moving through confusion and heartbreak as they watch their dear
Maggie succumb to the complex new reality of schizophrenia, traveling on a journey to understanding and hope.
The Cowles Center for the Performing Arts
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