On June 11, 2011, I was walking in Prospect Park when a speeding bicyclist hit me and knocked me unconscious. I suffered a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and for three weeks I was a patient at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn where my doctors, family, and friends waited to see if there was permanent damage. I wondered if there would be permanent damage, too. My relationship to my body and mind was suddenly and radically altered. The name of the piece refers to the bracelet I wore in the hospital -- it was bright yellow with bold black capital letters, and alerted everyone in the hospital that I was unstable and needed assistance with everything. FALL RISK is about the risks we take every day of our lives and the people who show up for us when we need them the most.
FALL RISK is a part of Project Y 's 4th Annual Women in Theatre Festival at the Jeffrey & Paula Gural Theatre on June 12th at 7:30pm! Ticket info: https://witfestival.brownpapertickets.com/
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