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Broadly speaking, this might be anything from:
“Thank you, Ingrid, for telling your story. As someone with a chronic illness who's been misdiagnosed many a time, it really resonated with me. Hearing your story, I felt less alone in my experiences and inspired by your strength and humor. It's a very important story and I'm grateful that I got the chance to hear it.”
Ingrid on stage at Second City's DeMaat Theater
“ ‘Zebra’ is such an educational experience (whether the therapy/medical profession wants to experience it or not!).”
Jane C, Retired
person w/ an amputation
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“ Many thanks to Ingrid for sharing her story, which moved the crowd to laughter, tears, and amazement. A special thanks to all who attended as your presence helped to raise over $1000 to support Illinois PT research”.
Illinois Physical Therapy Association
Revitalize Recap 2018 (annual statewide conference)
Did everyone really do this blond 'fro thing in the '70s or was Ingrid just looking to make up for lost time....um, hair'?
Life as a bald teenager is just one of the stories that illuminates what medical intervention might really mean in the life of an individual.
What a way to process the profound and the absurd".
breast cancer survivor
October 21 & 28, November 04 & 11, 2023
230 West North Avenue
Come to a world without parallel! A world full of amazing people who do amazing things!
“ Ingrid masterfully presents a world of conflict and decision-making. Occasionally, we as health providers and future health providers find ourselves as patients and recipients of healthcare. It can be uncomfortable and confusing when we, as healthcare recipients, are not aligned with those charged with our personal health care, and systems work against us. This wonderful show brings these conflicts into the open and creates a meaningful and poignant dialogue using humor and fact”.
Roberta O’Shea PhD PT
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, College of Health and Human Services, Governors State University
Oops, that little hardware fracture seemed to have
escaped more than 5 physicians who reviewed the film.
What does that do to the confidence of a client in the medical establishment and how can a physician regain that trust?
“What resonated most for me as a health professional student was the ‘tumor rounds’ bit. It is too easy to label patients by their disease and forget that they’re people”
Brandon D, health professional student
The Ringmaster will have you chuckling, chortling, even guffawing along with doing some snide snickering, as together we’ll experience a comical, absurd and bewildering, spectacle of sights, sounds, smells and emotions. In this (almost) one-person sketch show, everyone will be in stitches as we have a hilariously biting encounter with the marvelous…really inconceivable…almost unbelievable, show of shows that is, the American healthcare system!
Providers, policy makers and consumers in the worlds of medicine and healthcare will be in relationship with each other and collaborate in decision-making in a manner that is informed by each others' history, place, cultural space and aspirations.
I AM A ZEBRA pursues its vision by using improvisational theater writing and performance techniques to develop personal stories into collaborative experiences and performance art, that:
"Brilliant, powerful, edgy, funny…
nothing quite like it”
Kim G, MD
I AM A ZEBRA
Performance Art for Learning in the Worlds of Medicine and Healthcare
Join Ingrid on a journey of trials met with humor,
pain muted by joy, and the absurd kind of amusement
that only the world of medicine could provide.
Have fun with her, as she tries to discover
how she’ll next use her peculiar identity
to do the reinvention that illness demands.