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Watch the Trailer

Through drama, dance, and music this thought provoking theatrical production depicts the lives of those living with a mental health diagnosis. Experience the darkness of stigma and the light of recovery. The video below was created to introduce the concept of using theater to increase awareness of mental health issues in our communities.

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Brenda Wesley

Meet the Director

In response to troubling signs of growing mental health challenges in the African American community, in 2007 Brenda Wesley developed an African American Outreach Program; ASK (Access, Support & Knowledge). To lead her program she reached out and formed a partnership with NAMI Greater Milwaukee (National Alliance on Mental Illness). ASK is designed to educate the community and work to provide access to care for …

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Booking Information

The production of “Pieces: In My Own Voice” is accepting bookings through the end of 2013. With each performance we are able to bring understanding and awareness to those suffering with a mental health diagnosis. It is our goal to come along side those who have loved ones and family members struggling with mental health …

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“Pieces” partners with MPS

We are excited to announce that “Pieces” has partnered with the Milwaukee Public School district to create a Jr. company made up of Milwaukee’s youth to tour the public schools in the city. The cast for this production was carefully chosen through an audition process conducted by our Writer/Director Brenda Wesley. View the trailer here:   …

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About NAMI-National Alliance on Mental Illness

Our Mission: NAMI Greater Milwaukee is a community-based, self-help, support, education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with mental illness, their families and those touched by mental illness. Our History: On February 26, 1979, Mrs. Roz Libman along with a small group of Milwaukee area families formed the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Greater Milwaukee, …

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