Elizabeth Addison, creator, composer, lyricist, musical director and founder of the Reviving Visions Theatre Company, reveals the song in her heart with her new musical This is Treatment. A staged reading of this provocative story of addiction, recovery and women helping women will occur on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm. The Dance Complex in Cambridge.
I began writing This Is Treatment after my year long stay at a women’s residential treatment facility for substance abuse. While I was in treatment, this thought kept popping in my head, ‘something needs to written about treatment.’As a kid, I always loved musicals, and I always waned to write one, but just never believed that I could. Not having written a song before, I began writing this story about women helping women recover, after a young producer told me ‘all you need to do to write a song is find a melody. After hearing that, I immediately go to work. Three weeks later, I had composed my first song and This Is Treatment was born. My musical is about the resilience of the human spirit. We see women struggling to put the broken pieces of their lives back together. The show will have you experiencing a whirl wind of emotions from sadness, pain, love and joy. It is my hope that with This Is Treatment, people will be able to see past the addiction, past the dereliction, past the monster and into the heart and soul of a human being just trying to get well.
Take a listen to a song from the new musical This is Treatment written by Elizabeth Addison. Videography by Caitlin Timmins.
This Is Treatment, a staged reading of an original musical by Elizabeth Addison. Directed by Jason Schreiber. Choreography by Ricardo Foster Jr. and Chien Hwe Hong. Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm. The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. Learn more.
Images courtesy of Elizabeth Addison.