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Caroline Rothstein returns for a special one night only performance of faith in Poetic License 2013! 

One woman's gut-wrenching struggle to cope with the expectations and turmoil of coming of age.

From feeling lost in the hallways of a suburban Chicago high school, to hallucinating on a bedroom floor in West Philadelphia, to giving advice to a stranger in a Manhattan deli, Rothstein empowers herself beyond self-doubt, letting go of shame, and embracing her inner core. 

Poetic Theater Productions and Timberline Knolls in association with NORMAL present

Saturday, January 26, 8PM
Wild Project - 195 E 3rd St

Presented as part of POETIC LICENSE 2013- for complete schedule and to purchase tickets please see the festival page!
All Tickets $15 - Buy Tickets Now!

View the trailer now!

Written and performed by Caroline Rothstein
Directed by Alex Mallory

"Me, drowning in my flannel pajama pants, searching for a life-saver."
-Caroline Rothstein, faith

Read more about faith:

Theaterspeak Interview with Caroline and Alex
StageBuzz interview with Caroline

Caroline Rothstein (Writer and Performer) is a New York City-based writer, performer, and eating disorder recovery advocate. She hosts the YouTube video-blog “Body Empowerment,” sharing her own recovery story to promote positive body image worldwide. She sits on the Board of Directors for the NORMAL nonprofit organization, and has been a Resource Person for the National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) since 2000. She was a member of the 2010 Nuyorican Poets Cafe slam team, which placed second at Poetry Slam Incorporated’s National Poetry Slam 2010, and her award-winning one-woman play “faith” debuted as part of the Culture Project’s Women Center Stage 2012 Festival. Her writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, xoJane, and Narratively amongst other publications. She has a B.A. in classical studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

More about Caroline:

Caroline's professional website
Caroline's "Body Empowerment" YouTube series

Caroline performes "For Bernie Madoff" at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Alex Mallory (Director) is Co-Artistic Director of Poetic Theater Productions with whom she has has directed, developed and produced  since early 2011 including the award-winning productions of Goliath by Takeo Rivera (2011 Planet Connections Award for Outstanding Direction) and faith by Caroline Rothstein (Culture Project's Women Center Stage 2012 Festival, 2012 Planet Connections Nominee for Outstanding Direction). She has developed work at Lark Play Development Center, Primary Stages, Atlantic Stage II, New Georges, NYU, the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival and currently works at Culture Project. Alex is a graduate of Stanford University, where she received the Louis Sudler Prize in Creative Arts and the Sherifa Omade Edoga Prize for work involving social issues. Associate Member of SDC, Directors Lab Chicago alum, and a finalist for the Mike Ockrent Fellowship with George C. Wolfe and the Sir John Gielgud Fellowship with Bill Rauch through the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation.

"faith" was first produced in Culture Project's Women Center Stage 2012 Festival on April 3rd & 4th at The Living Theatre in NYC.

NORMAL is a national nonprofit that educates about eating disorders, body image and self-esteem through arts and mindfulness programs. We connect the leading scientists with award-winning artists to develop evidence-based educational programming (films, curricula and live events) that are measured in collaboration with Harvard School of Public Health STRIPED (prevention program in eating disorders). NORMAL's programs provide content to more than 20 other nonprofit organizations and to Dr. Oz’s ShareCare medical website.
Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is located on 43 beautiful acres just outside Chicago, offering a nurturing environment of recovery for women ages 12 and older struggling to overcome eating disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders, trauma and co-occurring disorders. By serving with uncompromising care, relentless compassion and an unconditional joyful spirit, we help our residents help themselves in their recovery. For more information, visit or call 877.257.9611.


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