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A new play about a society's dependance on mental health prescription drugs.
A new play about a society's dependance on mental health prescription drugs.
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     Dehydration is a new play written and directed by Jeana Scotti with dramaturgy by Theresa Wagers for their undergraduate senior thesis. The play centers around a community in which everyone is forced to take mental health prescription drugs. This odd world is created through movement, some devised work, and an original script.

      In the play, the Doctor of the town gives out pills like candy in order to "fix" his patients. The plot follows a woman, Julie, who has just tried to commit suicide; something that is not discussed and certainly never attempted in this town. After her failed attempt, she is tempted to experience what life would be like if she didn't continue to conform to the norms of this society. Many do not approve of this change in Julie, including her mother, fiance, and the one and only Doctor. 

   We are raising funds to create this world on stage and share it with you to the best of our abilities. Funds are needed for costumes (the cast is fairly large), props, set pieces, and marketing/ advertising. Your contribution will truly help our artistic vision come together!

The show dates are March 14, 15, and 16 at 8:00 in the Underground Theatre of the Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase College.

Admission is free.

We hope to see you there!

Risks and challenges

Every new project has its risks and challenges. Our biggest risk is that the production will not be well received by those who support pharmaceuticals.

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    Our undying gratitude for your contribution! Every little bit counts towards making this production a success. Plus a personalized thank you from the cast and crew.

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    Everything mentioned above PLUS a beautiful poster specially created for the show with original artwork autographed by the cast!

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    Everything mentioned above PLUS a reserved seat for any night of your choice! You won't have to rush to get the perfect seat in the house this time!

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    Everything mentioned above PLUS a personalized video from the cast to you thanking you for your kindness! (and we may even add a little skit or two in there for you :] )

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