TO NORMAL: ARTS AND THE COMMUNITY"
In order to educate as well
as entertain, Hub Theatre Group has aligned with MHMR and other mental health
organizations (TrustPoint; UMC; and Covenant) to use the exciting rock musical
to give voice to those in our community who often suffer in silence and reduce
the stigma associated with mental illness.
To that end, on April 6, MHMR and Hub Theatre
Group presented "Next to Normal: Arts and the Community." This First Friday Art
Trail Event took place at the Helen Devitt Jones Auditorium at the TexasTechMuseum. The focus of the event was to raise awareness for
the show and for those people in the community that struggle with the
challenges of bipolar disorder.
The program featured songs from the show; a staged
reading of a performance piece called "Voices from Lubbock and Beyond" to bring unheard voices to an
audience and speakers in the mental health education field.
The event was a great success and we are
grateful to the TexasTechMuseum, our sponsors and all the wonderful people that came
to the event.
A special thanks to author and mental health advocate Julie Hersh for her support and sending us a videotaped message for the event.
April 6th Event