Dignity and Healing
Dorothy Pitkin was a writer & photographer who chronicled her last months in a nursing home. Fiercely funny & brave, she struggled with the stripping away of dignity so common to drawn-out end-stage disease, while also living with a fervent love of life in all of its terrible beauty.
Award-winning actor of stage & screen Megan Cole performs her transcription of Pitkin’s final writings in this moving solo monologue, followed by a symposium on the topic of “aging in place.” Ms. Cole has crafted a remarkable career, balancing a life in the Cultural Arts and the Medical Arts.
Megan has been a stalwart supporter of Cerimon House (performing with us annually,) and her newest work in the field of medical empathy includes the solo presentation Still Life, a compelling piece about ventilators and their uses.