The Breaking Up With ED project was conceived in 2011, to benefit the National Eating Disorders Association (or NEDA.) Its purpose is to educate the public about the reality of eating disorders and the disordered thinking that goes along with them. How they can strike anyone. The forms ED can take. How far it has spread into the modern psyche without us even realizing it. And how to strike back.
Eating disorder survivors, their friends and families, and educators are being interviewed. Men, women, girls, boys, everyone and anyone who has had a brush with ED is talking and sharing their stories. These interviews will be transformed into monologues, and the monologues woven together to one long ensemble piece, with several actors playing multiple roles, each portraying a different face of ED. The project will be performed this upcoming summer in the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C.
All profits from this project will be donated to NEDA to support their ongoing work in outreach and education for eating disorder awareness.
Many thanks to all the survivors who bravely shared their stories with me. You guys are so wonderful.
And thanks to Nick Torres for use of his song "Tsunami."
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