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An autobiographical story of one woman’s experience with mental illness
from Rachel Petrie (St. Paul, MN)
Primary Lineup – Solo Performance (Dramedy, Mental Health Themes, Storytelling)
Fadeaway Girl is the autobiographical story of how one woman comes to terms with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder not once, but twice. Through a narrative that is both personal and universal, Rachel sheds light on the still ever present stigma attached to mental illness. At times humorous, at times poignant, Fadeaway Girl is an amalgam of emotions, life experiences, and lessons learned. It’s a story of loss, determination, perseverance, and triumph.
Rachel Petrie is a performer, writer, and director who has been working in the Twin Cities theater scene since 2006. She has collaborated with many performance groups including: Four Humors (Member ’10-‘13); NTC; Bedlam Theatre; Mixed Precipitation; Live Action Set; Dangerous Productions; Mainly Me; Yellow Tree Theater; TRP; The Haunted Basement; Erin Sheppard; Ben San Del; and Raw Sugar. She has toured several original theatrical productions, both nationally and internationally, earning a Critic’s Pick Award (‘12) and a Producer’s Pick Award (‘10), both from the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, for Bombus & Berylline, or the Bumblebee & the Hummingbird and The Finkles’ Theater Show!!!, respectively.
Fringe Festival Credits
2016, Minnesota Fringe, Apple Picking
2015, Minnesota Fringe, Stuff That Reminds Me of Other Things
2014, Minnesota Fringe, The Finkles’ Theater Show!!!
2013, Minnesota Fringe, Bump in the Night
2012, Cincy Fringe, Bombus & Berylline, or the Bumblebee & the Hummingbird
2011, Minnesota Fringe, You Only Live Forever Once
2011, Winnipeg Fringe, The Finkles’ Theater Show!!!
2011, Montreal Fringe, The Finkles’ Theater Show!!!
2011, Cincy Fringe, You Only Live Forever Once
2010, Cincy Fringe, The Finkles’ Theater Show!!!
2009, Minnesota Fringe, The Finkles’ Theater Show!!!
2006, Minnesota Fringe, Deviled Eggs
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1425 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202