relapse the musical
Completion Date: 2020
Instrumentation: Musical (6 singers, Piano, Bass, Guitar, Drums, Violin, Viola, and Cello)
Premiered at the Fourth Annual New Jersey Fringe Festival
After an alcoholic relapse at his high school reunion, a young musician is ordered to a behavioral unit to detox and seek help. There, he meets a colorful and complex group of patients who each suffer from the likes of bulimia, anxiety, substance abuse, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, and more. Together, they navigate a flawed mental health system, with staff that walk the gray area between being a support system and playing “God”. "Relapse The Musical," a pop/rock original contemporary musical, examines how we all try to find normality within our neuro-divergencies, and the community and isolation mental illness can cause.