Holly Bittner was diagnosed with endometriosis 10 years ago. As a poet, she took to exploring her symptoms and medical treatment through writing. Seven years later she ended up with a long poetic manuscript that had led her on a deep, transformative psychological journey. Yet she still felt her work was unfinished. She had a strong desire to share her experience with others and to raise awareness for this insidious yet often unacknowledged disease, so she teamed up with visual and video artists, musicians, actors, and an amazing director to make an experimental multimedia performance for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, to be staged at the Sedgwick Theater on September 11, 12, and 13, 2015.
ENDOME infuses medical records and surgery reports with memories, songs, and dreams and examines boundaries and bonds between patient and physician, psyche and soma, and art and science. $5 of each ticket sold will be donated to the Endometriosis Foundation of America, an organization dedicated to increasing recognition of the disease as well as providing advocacy, facilitating expert surgical training, and funding landmark research.
Sept 11 - 13, 2015
Multimedia performance for Philly Fringe exploring
a woman's experience living