You Are Not Alone
Meredythe Dehne Lindsey (South Portland, ME)
Have you ever felt that your experiences were invalid because they didn’t fit into the prescribed societal narrative; leaving you feeling alone and asking yourself, ‘Did that really happen,’ ‘Is it real if I didn’t….’ or ‘How do I get past this?’ Dealing with subjects such as depression, self-harm, sexual assault, rape, and emotional abuse, You Are Not Alone, in the style of a triptych and with music, uses real-life experiences to answer those questions, showing that there is truth, validity, and love outside of the box, expanding our understanding of various narratives, and showing that one size does not fit all. Content/Trigger Warning: This show is not suitable for children and deals with difficult material. Discretion is advised.
Meredythe Dehne Lindsey (they/them/their pronouns please) is a genderqueer, non-binary actor, writer, director, and producer based out of South Portland, ME. Their mission is to bring about awareness and change through their art, particularly in areas of gender identity and expression, mental health, trauma, addiction, inclusivity, and as a survivor.
6/17/17 – NEW! This show received a “snapshot review” from a PortFringe community journalist. You can read it (and other snapshot reviews) here. You can also scroll down for more information about the artist and this show!
At MECHANICS HALL
SAT 6/17 @ 7:45pm
FRI 6/23 @ 9:30pm
SAT 6/24 @ 7:45pm
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More from the Artist!
Why did you choose PortFringe this year? How did you prepare for this production?
“I wanted to get my story out there. I think it’s important for people to hear other people’s stories of overcoming adversity, it provides support and knowledge that you are not alone and you don’t have to go through it alone. I’m not very confident in my writing so I figured fringe was the perfect venue. Plus I am a firm believer of trying to do at least one thing a month that scares you. And this was it for me… I’ve tried not to attend any rehearsals because I want to see my words through someone else’s eye. It’s my trauma, I’ve been seeing it through my eyes for years, and as part of letting it go, I wanted to give complete freedom of license with the director so she could create her vision with my words.”
Is there another PortFringe show you’re excited to see?
I’m excited to see Little Boy, Love Goat because I love Carmen’s work. I find it so poetic and beautiful. I’m interested to see how they put it together!