I loved watching Jessie with her guitar sing — (next step, maybe a concert? I’d be the first in line!). Jessie was so at ease on stage, and I really liked how she directed her story to the audience and made us feel involved. I felt like I was watching a friend — which is a testament to Jessie’s storytelling skills and stage presence. In a society where women are taught to not show their emotions because of all the labels, I was so proud of Jessie and her bravery to display all the pain, the frustration, the anger, the confusion which – even through this theatrical transformation – touched a chord with me. The play had so much humor (the “judgmental” voice is hilarious!), and Jessie navigates uncomfortable zones in a way that makes the audience feel safe. This show made me want to read more on mental health issues and re-examine my vocabulary and pre-conceptions.
What I didn't like
can’t think of something right now
My overall impression
A raw and brave show both in the writing and the performance that’s not afraid to be messy, funny, endearing, vulnerable, loaded, but – ultimately – leaves you with a hopeful and life-affirming message.