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Bitter Medicine ()

Produced by

Theatre Lab

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Playwright: Clem Martini
Director: Patrick Finn


The Lower Ossington Studio Theatre


August 7th, 2014 – August 17th, 2014


There are heroes among us. Based on the award-winning graphic memoir of the same name, Bitter Medicine explores living with schizophrenia.  Brothers Clem and Olivier Martini have sketched, cartooned and written their family’s lifelong experience with schizophrenia, taking the audience on a powerful and passionate journey. In a world where there is little support for those who contend with mental illness it takes a lot just to survive. Come share the story of one family’s struggle and eventual victory in a battle that is too often lost.  (


Brian Smith Performer

Creative Team

Clem Martini Playwright
Patrick Finn Director
Colin Barden Sound Designer
Anton de Groot Designer
Olivier Martini Original Drawings


Colin Barden Stage Manager


Jonah Greenbaum-Shinder Venue Technician
David DeGrow Festival Lighting Designer
Sarah “Pip” Bradford Venue Technician