“Healing Through Theatre” – July 10th, 5PM at The Toronto Fringe Festival Tent Talks
♦♦♦ Pre Event ♦♦♦
13:00 via @PatientCommando: Join us Today for our @Toronto_Fringe tent talk with @CancerCantDance details on FB http://t.co/9Sba9WPu
13:05 via @PatientCommando: PM Tent Talk at 581 Bloor Street for @Toronto_Fringe – Come one, Come all.
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13:12 via @Colleen_Young: @PatientCommando see you at the #FringeTT at 5pm for your show. Can’t wait http://t.co/vPGmEfJk
13:39 via @PatientCommando: Everything you need to know about today’s Tent Talk event – http://t.co/0sIdoxca
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16:00 via @PatientCommando: 1 Hour to show time @Toronto_Fringe “Healing Through Theatre” #FringeTT http://t.co/0sIdoxca
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16:41 via @PatientCommando: Getting our team sorted, the camera primed and twitter feed at the ready
♦♦♦ Event Start ♦♦♦
17:00 via @verbitty: Taking in a @Toronto_Fringe #TentTalk at Artist Alley about theatre’s power to heal, follow me for all the live action!
17:01 via @PatientCommando: Tent talk starting and its a packed house
17:02 via @PatientCommando: Clare from @Toronto_Fringe kicks us off
17:04 via @PatientCommando: Intros with Brian G Smith, Dan Stolfi, Zal, and Dr. Jeremy Photo: http://t.co/4Uw41jZK
17:06 via @PatientCommando: Zal talking about what we do http://t.co/fIZCl19c
17:08 via @verbitty: Patients like to tell their story, empowers them to engage their providers for better care
17:08 via @PatientCommando: Dr. Jeremy talking about how telling a story “works”
17:10 via @PatientCommando: Improv creates an authentic story – Brian G Smith Photo: http://t.co/G7K5egPI
17:12 via @verbitty: Arts Health Initiative uses humour with retirement residents, reduces agitation and increases sociability
17:13 via @PatientCommando: Improv and humorous patient storytelling shows a 20% decrease in agitation in patients
17:13 via @verbitty: Not just using humour, but empathy and emotion to connect with patients
17:14 via @verbitty: Patch Adams: Treat the disease you win or lose; treat the patient, you win everytime
17:14 via @PatientCommando: You treat the patient you win everytime. #PatchAdams
17:16 via @PatientCommando: Zal demonstrates theatre and connection Photo: http://t.co/boaXjWrk
17:18 via @PatientCommando: Zal demonstrating the power of impressions Photo: http://t.co/ATD8cExA
17:19 via @verbitty: Theatre is about illusion and perspective, applying to healing changes views on illness and response
17:20 via @PatientCommando: Dan Stolfi shares his story Photo: http://t.co/ILFyTmTP
17:24 via @verbitty: Cancer Can’t Dance Like This: from Fringe to national, giving cancer sufferes a voice via awareness and education
17:25 via @PatientCommando:@CancerCantDance shares benefits of telling an award winning show and now working with Brian Photo: http://t.co/JMI0bKU3
17:33 via @PatientCommando: @CancerCantDance and @Toronto_Fringe 100 play “Dr. Know it all”. Hilarity ensues Photo: http://t.co/Z2IakYAV
17:33 via @verbitty: From Giraffe Elboowtology to Elephant Testicles (Period): Three-Headed Doctor and other improv games
17:35 via @PatientCommando: Dr. Jeremy discusses med school, humour, and narrative.
17:37 via @PatientCommando: Questions from the audience. I think I know this guy…
17:39 via @verbitty: Acceptance of hardships, sickness or otherwise, gives you power over it to use for humour and theatre
17:39 via @PatientCommando: @CancerCantDance shares insights from his journey – when to introduce story to a patient and share
17:42 via @verbitty: Theatre liberates you from the downs of sickness active listening creates doctor-patient empathy
17:42 via @PatienCommando: “Theatre can build #empathy” – Zal Press
17:43 via @verbitty: Using humour and more accessible patient language to help patients laugh sooner and cope better
17:44 via @PatientCommando: No one wants to hear “knock knock, it’s cancer.” – Dr. Jeremy Photo: http://t.co/kzjjC6QZ
17:47 via @PatientCommando: A patient story can provide the reframing necessary for a posititve patient-doctor relationship.
17:49 via @verbitty: Medicine is a blend of art and science
17:51 via @PatientCommando: Zal – talking about patient commando. Come visit us. (shameless plug)
17:52 via @verbitty: Patient Commando amplifies patient voice empowers, engages, teaches narrative skills to play own role in healing
17:55 via @PatientCommando: How to balance humour and mockery in patient relationships. @CancerCantDance shares his experience. Photo: http://t.co/kuzIjYJO
17:56 via @verbitty: Line between using vs imposing humour, coping vs mockery; know audience, turn topic on self so others relate
18:00 via @PatientCommando: One more improve/creative exercise with @CancerCantDance Photo: http://t.co/m7HJ8oqx
18:06 via @PatientCommando: Questions from the audience turn this activity into a terrifically funny activity
18:08 via @PatientCommando: Thank you to all who attended. Now to @EatPooLove’s show at the Randolph theatre at 9PM. Thx @Toronto_Fringe
18:10 via @verbitty: Hilarious #TentTalk on theatre and healing! Talks every day at 5, visit Artist Alley at @Toronto_Fringe for a talk or come see a show!
21:40 via @Toronto_Fringe: @PatientCommando Read the live tweets that The 100 made at the #TentTalk Great talk today!
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Thanks to all who helped support this event via Twitter.
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