Bringing Awareness to the Madhouses

Musical “Committed” music and lyric writer Andrew David Sotomayor and Tricia Brouk who wrote the book, directed and choreographed the production that raises awareness on mental illness. Credit: IPS/Jassmyn Goh

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 29 2014 (IPS) – Starting off with the high-energy number “Welcome to the Madhouse,” the new musical “Committed” gives the audience a mix of ups and downs along with humour, intelligence and awareness of mental health.

Not usually a lively issue, the musical written, directed and choreographed by Tricia Brouk, brings to life eight characters suffering from schizophrenia, depression, personality disorders, bipolar and other illnesses who are being treated in a psychiatric clinic in New York, They are done through song and dance.



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