Performance, education, and collaborative research for health, justice, and community-building.

Performance Group for Flipping Cancer


Looking for 6 participants who have faced cancers and advanced cancers as patients, family caregivers, and healthcare professionals, $70 stipend

Thursdays October 18 and October 25, 6:45-8:45 PM at ERUUF Room 4/5, 4907 Garrett Rd, Durham, NC 27707

Saturday October 27, 9:30 AM Call Time, 10:15-11:15 AM Performance, at Carolina Inn

For 10th Annual Coping with Cancer Symposium: Cancer Pain Management During the Opioid Epidemic, for 125 healthcare professionals from across NC

RSVP or Q's: or 919-607-5533

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In open rehearsals workshopping Flipping Cancer, we will create 10 minutes of content, woven into the existing 50 minute performance. $70 stipend given for folks’ time (as we don’t want any barriers to participation), as you join in this welcoming environment of healthcare storytelling and stress relief workshops Marie Garlock will lead and Rev. Stacy Grove will accompany with sound healing music. Would you be willing and able to grace us with your presence? Or might you know others that may benefit from joining?

10th Annual Coping with Cancer Symposium

"Cancer Pain Management During the Opioid Epidemic"

FLIPPING CANCER Performance Production

10:15-11:15 AM Saturday October 27th Carolina Inn

Open Rehearsals at ERUUF 4907 Garrett Rd, Durham

6:45-8:45 PM Thursday Evenings October 18 & 25

When: Thursday October 18 & 25, 6:45 to 8:45 PM

Saturday 10/27, 9:30 AM Call Time for performance 10:15 - 11:15 AM

Where: 10/18 and 10/25 @ Eno River UU Fellowship, Care Building, Room 4/5, 4907 Garrett Rd, Durham, NC 27707.

Free, ample parking available, with signs and/or greeters to direct you to the room. Call Rev. Stacy Grove with any Q’s upon arrival, 919-906-2399

10/27 @ Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC, 27516

Parking passes available, and free overflow in Nash Lot. Our group will have a “green room” to rest and prep before the performance


  • Patients or family caregivers with current/past experience facing cancer.

  • Healthcare providers with experience in advanced cancers in your professional care, research, or family.

  • Participants in active treatment, with advanced disease, and all physical, mental, and energy capacities welcome! Wheelchair/walker accommodation. All ages, races, genders, incomes, languages warmly invited. No experience needed, just willingness to shed light on health justice issues you care about.

  • In particular, we’d like to honor folks with experience as patients, caregivers, or healthcare providers and care teams, re:

    • pain and cancer care

    • advanced and stage IV cancers 

    • palliative and supportive care 

    • hospice care 

    • diverse racial and ethnic, gender and sexuality, education and income backgrounds and the ways pain is and is not taken seriously by professionals, often unequally. (Based on body identities and cultural and institutional systems that meet them differently, in implicit and explicit ways).


  • $70 stipend for 2 rehearsals on 10/18 and 10/25, and 10/27 performance participation (creating, practicing, performing an original ~10 minutes of content interspersed throughout the larger piece presented).

  • Open Rehearsals for “Flipping Cancer” Production will use InterPlay methods for healthcare storytelling, restorative movement, and memorable stress relief skills.

  • Led by artist/scholar Marie Garlock and accompanied by live sound healing music from Rev. Stacy Grove, participants in this 4-6 person “Performance Group” will ultimately contribute to an educational performance keynote made for up to 125 cancer care providers gathered from across NC and the southeast US.

  • We'll create ~10 minutes of meaningful, honest, vibrant content in 1st workshop and practice together in the 2nd workshop. You will have a satisfying experience of expression, stress relief, and community-building as you prepare and are guided in a small group to:

    • Participate in 3-4 key moments in the live performance, each lasting 3-4 minutes

    • Guide audiences into the stage space for fun and thought-provoking interaction

    • Do simple movement/dance, spoken text, and group theater images in the performance, based on InterPlay improvisational methods designed for all bodies

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