Ascendant

As the opioid crisis tightens its grip on the United States, IUB faculty members Jonathan Michaelsen and Peter Gil-Sheridan have collaborated with a cast of sevento create a new play about the addiction epidemic in this country. Written by Playwriting professor Peter Gil-Sheridan for the new “From the Ground Up” series and directed by Jonathan Michaelson for Indiana Remixed, Ascendantbrings into focus a small Indiana community struggling with addiction. It is the story of the very real human struggle to cope with the difficulties of life, difficulties created and exacerbated by a culture that is marginalizing and isolating. The play challenges the stigma of addiction and offers a new perspective on what it means to be human.

Ascendant