FROM THE CLOSET
a play about living with chronic illness
Yvette Lu, MD.
"A young woman's fantastical odyssey
into the world of
hospitals, doctors, and illness."
1st Prize, Integrative Arts Projects
University of British Columbia Family Practice Resident
To be announced.
To join the mailing list, for more info,
or to request a reading for your organization
mail (at) yvettelu.com
Readings are usually accompanied by
a discussion and Q&A session.
Previous readings and talks:
BIL conference, Vancouver,
The Healing Power of Storytelling
Sparkfly speaker series
UBC Family Practice Residents
Illness Awareness Week, Richmond Disability Association
UBC Family Practice Administrators Wellness Conference
Arts and Humanities in Health Care Conference
Arts Centre BC BUDS Spring Arts Festival
Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Production Centre
University of British Columbia (UBC) Resident Research Day
College of Family Physicians of Canada Family Medicine Forum
UBC Faculty of Medicine Undergraduate Program
UBC Arts & Humanities in Medicine Coffee House
"works of art enable us to know something about feeling
that cannot be revealed in literal scientific statements"
Elliot Eisner, "Knowledge and Art"
in Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Research
UBC Family Practice Resident
"Now I get it. Now I understand why this kind of work is
"Amazingly well done. Very moving and pertinent to all of us
as family physicians."
"Emotionally powerful and extremely educational."
BC Buds Firehall Reading:
"Thank you so very much. It was very
enlightening, and impressive, and inspiring."
"Really beautiful writing: heartfelt and alive.
Honest and enlightening. Thank you for bringing this
play to this world."
"The play touched me and made me ashamed at how I have treated patients."
"I can now better understand what my friend is going
"That play was the last 17 years of my life."
"Thank you for this poignant story telling - you've provided a clearer understanding of challenges and rights of individuals with chronic illness."
"It helped with understanding some issues my daughter deals with. Wonderful to see this presented. Very well done and conceived."
"Really hit a lot of the main points in getting from first diagnosis to dealing with day to day living to grief and was true to my experience of these issues."
"Very moving. Really hits close to home."
"Stories from the Closet is so insightful and deep. Beautiful and thought provoking. Congratulations!"
"The performance was very moving with the inclusion of humor in appropriate spots. This performance spoke to me personally. Thank you. "
Information for health professionals