What is the play about?
Elliot is a young professional who has suffered a traumatic brain injury. Because of this experience, he is faced with the challenge of rebuilding his life and his relationships, and the people around him play an important role in his struggle towards recovery.


About the play development process
After the Crash was developed as part of the research project "Research-based theatre about traumatic brain injury", a joint project between Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and University of Toronto. Focus groups were held with brain injury survivors, their family members and health care providers to learn about their experiences with the injury. The Script Development Team, which included both artists and researchers, worked together over several months to develop the script based on the information gathered from the focus groups. While the story of After the Crash is fictional, each situation or scene in the play is based on real events and situations expressed by participants of the focus groups. This project is a unique synthesis of research and art.


Who is the play for?
This play is targeted for health care providers, managers and decision makers. However, the play has been positively received by wider audiences, including students, family caregivers, brain injury survivors, and the general public.


What we can offer you?
After the Crash is a highly engaging, informative and entertaining play about traumatic brain injury.A team of theatre professionals will present the play at your organization (the play can be performed in a 45 or 55 minute format). The performers and project coordinator will also be available to conduct a 'post-show discussion' to discuss the play.

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Contact information
Should you be interested in finding out more about the play or how to bring it to your organization, including fees, please contact Melina Nacos at 416.986.3495 or info@ruckusensemble.com


Funding
After the Crash was developed with the support of "Health Care, Technology and Place: An interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement Team Grant" from the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, CIHR; The Change Foundation; University of Toronto; Toronto Rehabilitation Institute & Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.








   
  • What is the play about?
  • Development process
  • Who is the play for?
  • What we can offer you
  • Contact information
  • Funding

    Download Technical Requirements

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    Ruckus Ensemble :: About the Crash

    Ruckus Ensemble :: About the Crash

    Ruckus Ensemble :: About the Crash

    Ruckus Ensemble :: About the Crash

    Ruckus Ensemble :: About the Crash

    Ruckus Ensemble :: About the Crash

    Ruckus Ensemble :: About the Crash