michael mack hearing voices, speaking in tongues

the award-winning show
about love and schizophrenia

hearing voices
speaking in tongues

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Michael Mack was a little boy when his mother was first diagnosed with schizophrenia -- becoming convinced that she was the Virgin Mary.

One in every five families faces a major mental illness, and the stunning transformation of a loved one can strike a child mute.

But Michael Mack found his voice, and he shares it with others in his feature-length solo play Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues.

Over a decade in creation, Mack's multi-character one-man show is a lyric memoir of one family navigating a life-changing reality.

Mack charts his mother's odyssey through state hospitals, halfway houses, jails, and homelessness until she finds recovery through an unexpected grace.

Exploring the shadowy landscape between psychosis and religious illumination, Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues is one family's journey of deliverance.

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media acclaim

"Exquisite...heartbreaking...will truly resonate with those who know that awful place where insanity and love collide."

National Public Radio

"Mack's breathtaking performance casts vivid poetic light on one of life's most inexpressible and commonplace sorrows."

Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Transcendent art that reaches out with unblinking honesty."

Boston Sunday Globe

"This spoken word performance has at its heart the power to entertain, transport, and transform."

Showcase Magazine

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Michael Mack has inspired audiences nationwide with his award-winning solo show. Learn how you can bring Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues to your community.

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