Resilience is an autobiographical solo performance that follows the
experience of an African American woman accessing mental health care for her anxiety disorder, while highlighting the correlation between race, anxiety, and the healthcare disparities that communities of color face while trying to find treatment.
Taking place in Queens, New York with over nineteen different characters, the performance depicts multiple experiences in various therapeutic settings, in addition to reimagining the strength that is needed on a
journey of uncomfortable couches.
SHOWING: APRIL 28TH
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CAST & CREW
Mia Raye Smith
Mia Raye Smith is an international award-winning writer and solo performer who was born in Detroit, Michigan, with an African American, Creole, and Acadian heritage from Louisiana. Spending her teenage years growing up in Queens, New York, it was there that she developed her characters from multicultural backgrounds. Mia’s performances flow through one single actor, playing characters from those various cultural backgrounds, genders, and ages. Studying Acting at William Esper Studio, Mia has gone on to produce and perform at numerous college campuses and theater festivals. She is a recipient of the Queens Council on the Arts Grant, the International Centre for Women Playwrights Grant, and most recently, The People’s Improv SNL Scholarship recipient. Mia is a multi-hyphenate creative who strives to create boundary-breaking stories that reimagine American theater.