United Church of Christ Southbury, Inc.
and S.M.A.R.T., Inc. present
Film and discussion about suicide and self-harm
October 11, 2022
United Church of Christ Southbury, Connecticut and and S.M.A.R.T., Inc. are presenting Final Thoughts, a film based on the play by Tim Barretto which focuses on the topic of suicide. Directed by CJ Lewis with original music by Jonathan Wilkins, the film stars Peter Josephson, Bill Humprhreys, Amy Desrosiers, Genevieve Aichele, Blair Hundertmark and Robin Fowler.
Following the film screening, there will be a community discussion about the subject of suicide and its effect on individuals, their families and the community facilitated by Genevieve Aichele. Panelists include Tim Barretto, Playright; Allison Glass, LSCW; and Iolanda Marucci, LSCW, S.M.A.R.T. Please note this program is being offered with a focus on Connecticut and all are welcome.
Admission to this online event is free, although pre-registration is required.
Funding for this program has been provided by a
The Elephant-in-the-Room Series® is a flagship program of New Hampshire Theatre Project, based in Portsmouth NH, and won the NH Governor’s Award for Arts in Health in 2021. Created in 2017, the Elephant-in-the-Room Series® consists of play readings or films, followed by guided panel presentations, and then facilitated discussions to bring forward topics we often avoid talking about in public. Each carefully curated play reading and discussion focuses on the variety of perspectives, as well as past and present attitudes about the multiple issues involved with a specific topic, and how we can bring these topics out of the shadows and into the cultural mainstream. Public health issues addressed by the Elephant-in-theRoom Series® have included substance misuse disorder and families, suicide and self-harm, human trafficking,mental health, school violence, eating disorders, attitudes toward death and dying, and issues around diversity and inclusion. In the current climate of alienation, polarization and miscommunication, these compelling events use live theatre to create a safe environment to encourage transformational conversations and community development.