Healing Voices: Caregiver Stories



New Jersey professional and family caregivers, as well as patients receiving care, were asked to submit creative prose, poetry, and theatrical pieces that reflect the theme of caregiving or the personal healing experience. Eight pieces selected by McCarter were then woven together into an evening of virtual readings celebrating, exploring, and bearing witness to the caregiving experience. 


A virtual reading of the writers’ work by professional actors will take place via a Zoom webinar on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 7PM.  The event is free to the public, however registration is required.  



“Whether someone is a professional health-care worker, a caregiver for a spouse or relative with a disability, or a parent caring for a child, these stories show the incredible compassion and strength of people who care for others. The New Jersey Theatre Alliance is privileged to be able to support our member theatres in lifting up these important voices through this program.” 
John McEwen, Executive Director of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance 


“What I most appreciate about the Healing Voices: Caregivers Stories on Stage program is that it offers people, both seasoned writers, and first-time writers, the opportunity to explore their complicated emotional connection to the theme of caregiving within a creative format. The arts are inherently therapeutic, and this program supports those benefits while also fostering a safe and welcoming community.” 

 —Brooke Boertzel, Director of Education and Engagement at McCarter


This event is part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance 2022 Stages Festival, made possible by support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; Bank of America; The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey; OceanFirst Foundation; New Jersey Historical Commission.