Giving Mental Illness a Stage Featured
Artistic DirectorHelene Meyer
Our Artistic Director is Helene Meyer. Ms. Meyer has been performing and directing in the St Louis area for several years. She is the author of “I Have Not Picked Up My Dinosaurs Yet Today,” a depiction of what it's like to live with anxiety/depression disorder.
Our Emcee for the GalaChuck Lavazzi
Aside from the distinction of being St. Louis’s least-known veteran broadcaster (over three decades and counting), Chuck has been active in theater in St. Louis, Houston, and Terre Haute since the late 1960s. He's been mostly an actor and sound designer, with the occasional foray into directing and (recently) cabaret performance. Chuck has also been writing theater and classical music criticism for nearly as long, and is currently the senior performing arts critic at KDHX-FM, and the producer of the KDHX Arts Calendar. Chuck is a member of the St. Louis Theater Circle and the Music Critics Association of North America, as well as the local correspondent for Cabaret Scenes magazine.
Distinguished speakerDr. Daniel Mamah
Dr. Daniel T. Mamah is a psychiatrist in Saint Louis, Missouri and is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He received his medical degree from Semmelweis University and has been in practice for more than 20 years.