Writer/performer Michael Shutt is a three-time stroke survivor. This is his story. Hilarious and poignant, “A Lesson in Swimming” is a five-part radio play that takes you inside his brain as it “breaks” and invites you to experience how deep the cracks really go.
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A Lesson in Swimming is produced by Plain Wood Productions, written and performed by Michael Shutt, directed and dramaturged by Diana Wyenn, and features sound design, music, and engineering by John Zalewski.
This radio play has been supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. Note: Any findings, opinions, or conclusions contained herein are not necessarily those of the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Arts and Disability Center.
A Lesson in Swimming was initially developed in Terrie Silverman’s Creative Rites Masterclass and received a workshop production at Moving Arts with director and dramaturg Diana Wyenn.
A transcript of A Lesson in Swimming, Chapter 4: The Hour of Our Death is available by request. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy.