Amygdala Rest (2016)

February 12 at 7:30pm, February 13 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm
Performed at The Doejo, 23 East Illinois Street

Amygdala Rest explores the mental health effects of falling in and out of love. How does drinking a cocktail of love hormones, or waking up one day without that drink, leave short- and long-term effects on the brain?

Blending the words of noted scholars such as Helen Fisher and Diane Ackerman with true stories of ordinary people, three performers portray multiple characters who explore, challenge and confront how our minds and bodies grapple with love.


Amygdala Rest
Shaped for the stage by: Nikki Zaleski*
Stories collected by: Tiffany Dow, Mariana Green, Kira Silverstein & Nikki Zaleski*
With adapted text from: Diane Ackerman’s “The Brain on Love,” Helen Fisher’s “Why We Love, Why We Cheat,” and Taryn Hillin’s “When Dopamine Met Oxytocin”

Produced by: Nikki Zaleski*
Directed by: Kira Silverstein
Choreographed by: Tiffany Dow
Original music by: Michael Hilger
Performed by: Millie Hurley*, Mike Ooi and Akua Sarhene

Stage Manager: Mariana Green
Understudy: Scott Letscher

*ETD Company Member

Erasing the Distance appreciates the generosity of The Doejo for providing the performing space for this production.

ETD.PopUp.LogoAmygdala Rest was the first production in the 2016 PopUp Series.



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