THE MANIC MONOLOGUES

— “A play that hopes to smash the stigma surrounding mental illness” — The Washington Post.


Lori Yearwood is a trauma-informed journalist and speaker who specializes in sharing stories about collapse and recovery. In her chapter of the play, The Manic Monologues, she shares her true life story about her traumatic journey through homelessness, her egregious misdiagnosis —  and her subsequent journey through various psych wards. Lori, along with 16 other actors and storytellers, performed at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA., from May 2 – May 4, 2019 — to three sold out audiences.

MOST RECENT PERFORMANCE: May 2 – May 4 2019

Manic Monologues team members include:
A playwright and Pulitzer finalist, a mental health advocate and performer who has acted alongside Johnny Depp and John Travolta, an Emmy Award-winner, a former advisor to Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why , an editor of multiple NYT bestsellers and two Pulitzer-winning pieces, a psychology/psychiatry professor at Berkeley & UCSF, and Lori Teresa Yearwood!

* The Manic Monologues is created and produced by scientist Zack Burton, Ph.D. Candidate in geology at Stanford, and Elisa Hofmeister, researcher at Stanford Medicine.