Caregiving is one of the most difficult experiences many of us will ever have. On Friday, April 14 at noon, CWPV will host a zoom program about the challenges of caregiving based on Because She’s My Mother, a poignant yet humorous play about an adult daughter’s bittersweet journey to care for both her aging mother and herself. The program will be facilitated by the playwright, Paula Stone, who will discuss the issues facing the caregiver as well as the care recipient and how to navigate each of these roles with more wisdom and compassion.
A videorecording of a “Table Read” of the play is now available as an unlisted youtube and was produced by the online theatre company, PlayZoomers, Inc. The video is available for streaming at no charge as a community service. You are encouraged to view the video at your convenience in advance of the program. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K47-vzRQ9ZQ
Paula began writing plays after retiring from a technical career. Her plays have won competitions and been featured in play festivals, broadcast on radio theatre, published and produced. Before covid, Because She’s My Mother had several in-person public readings in the Washington area, and Paula was leading workshops under the auspices of Montgomery County’s Caregiver Support Program for adult children who are caring for aging parents. She has practiced mindfulness for many years; and her education includes a PhD from MIT.