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BITh (Bizarre Intrusive Thoughts) by John Van Slyke

Pink Umbrella Theater Company


— by John Van Slyke — 

BITh (Bizarre Intrusive Thoughts) is a play for five adults of varying ages and genders. The audience is invited into Dee’s home while Dee and three intrusive thoughts, also named Dee, detail the physical, mental and emotional challenges of an undiagnosed anxiety disorder. As Dee’s inner life tangles with the external, Dee fears for the relationship with their neighbor, O.

Weaving heady issues with playful language, BITh uses music, storytelling, shadow puppetry, and lip-syncing to navigate Dee’s (Dee 2-4, as well) changing world and mind–and a battle with something known as The Shadowman. BITh is intended for preteen-adult audiences.

On WPW Backstage:

Shedding Light on the Shadowman: John Van Slyke Takes on OCD in New Pink Umbrella Play


April 22, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
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