This is My Brave Chicagoland

View Calendar
05/21/2017 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Memorial Opera House
Address: 104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation is proud to host the 2017 This is My Brave Chicagoland live event. This is My Brave is a live storytelling event where real people tell real stories about living with or loving someone with mental illness. Billed as #StorytellingSavesLives, This is My Brave seeks to remove the stigma surrounding mental illness, open a dialog, and create opportunities for people to #LiveBrave and thoughtfully engage around the topic of mental health.
The event will be held May 21, 2017 at 3 pm. Tickets are available at https://squareup.com/store/nietf for $20 in advance, $25 at-the-door (if available), or $50 VIP including pre-show reception. Mental health knows no bounds of age and neither does this event, however due to the nature of some of the stories, we are giving the show a PG rating.
“May is Mental Health Awareness month and we hope this event will be a signature event for our community bringing together members of the public, healthcare, support agencies, community leaders, and those that engage regularly with these issues: psychologists, psychiatrists, law enforcement, school counselors, therapists, special education professionals, pastors, chaplains, and emergency medical providers. We want to spark a conversation that needs a spotlight,” said Becky Jascoviak, NIETF President.
The show is made possible through the financial support of Porter County Community Foundation, Indiana Dunes Tourism, and others. Additional sponsorships of this important community event are available. For more information contact Becky Jascoviak at president@nietf.org.

Related upcoming events

  • 08/24/2017 7:00 pm - 08/24/2017 7:00 pm

    A Play by Jason Miller

    Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

    August 24 and September 2

    Staged Readings on Thursday and Saturday  7PM

    Considered by far the best stage and screen actor of all time, John Barrymore returns to the theatre as a ghost. The gods have sentenced Barrymore to this penance for abandoning theater and squandering his talents in the pursuit of fame and greed.  Barrymore painfully and humorously disputes these assertions as he examines his life. He chronicles his climb as the finest classical actor of his generation; his rise to movie stardom; his compassionate relationships to his sister Ethel and his brother Lionel; and the explosive debacles of his four marriages. Barrymore's Ghost serves up great wit, terror, agony and hope, as a truly legendary character explores the truths and deceptions of an extraordinary life.

  • 09/02/2017 7:00 pm - 09/02/2017 7:00 pm

    A Play by Jason Miller

    Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

    August 24 and September 2

    Staged Readings on Thursday and Saturday  7PM

    Considered by far the best stage and screen actor of all time, John Barrymore returns to the theatre as a ghost. The gods have sentenced Barrymore to this penance for abandoning theater and squandering his talents in the pursuit of fame and greed.  Barrymore painfully and humorously disputes these assertions as he examines his life. He chronicles his climb as the finest classical actor of his generation; his rise to movie stardom; his compassionate relationships to his sister Ethel and his brother Lionel; and the explosive debacles of his four marriages. Barrymore's Ghost serves up great wit, terror, agony and hope, as a truly legendary character explores the truths and deceptions of an extraordinary life.

  • 09/10/2017 6:00 pm - 09/10/2017 6:00 pm

    Meeting for the NIETF Board of Directors. Open to the public & our member theaters

    Schedule for 2017:

    06/11/17 6:30 PM CST Crown Point Community Theatre 1125 Merrillville Road, Crown Point, IN Lake

    07/09/17 6:30 PM CST 4th Street Theater 125 N. Fourth St., Chesterton, IN Porter

    08/13/17 6:30 PM CST Beatniks on Conkey “Other Side” 418/420 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN Lake

    09/10/17 6:30 PM CST Chicago Street Theatre 154 W. Chicago Street, Valparaiso, IN Porter

    11/12/17 6:30 PM CST Aftermath Cidery 454 S. Greenwich St., Valparaiso, IN Porter

    12/10/17 6:30 PM CST First United Methodist Hammond 6635 Hohman Ave., Hammond, IN Lake

  • 12/10/2017 6:00 pm - 12/10/2017 6:00 pm

    Meeting for the NIETF Board of Directors. Open to the public & our member theaters

    Schedule for 2017:

    06/11/17 6:30 PM CST Crown Point Community Theatre 1125 Merrillville Road, Crown Point, IN Lake

    07/09/17 6:30 PM CST 4th Street Theater 125 N. Fourth St., Chesterton, IN Porter

    08/13/17 6:30 PM CST Beatniks on Conkey “Other Side” 418/420 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN Lake

    09/10/17 6:30 PM CST Chicago Street Theatre 154 W. Chicago Street, Valparaiso, IN Porter

    11/12/17 6:30 PM CST Aftermath Cidery 454 S. Greenwich St., Valparaiso, IN Porter

    12/10/17 6:30 PM CST First United Methodist Hammond 6635 Hohman Ave., Hammond, IN Lake