Last season, artistic director Shawn McDonald partnered with the National Network of Depression Centers to create a new libretto to Verdi's immortal music for La Traviata. This ground-breaking production attempts to address the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide. Audiences have been deeply touched, critics are impressed, and the documentary created for Detroit Performs has received national awards and will be airing on PBS throughout the country (see sidebar to link to this 7 minute video).

We are working with several corporate sponsors to bring this ground-breaking and important work to major metropolitan areas. An initial tour is being planned for New York, Chicago, Toronto and Cincinnati.

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