May 01, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Mark Gamma of the Newburgh Actors Studio performs in the
original play “Nonfiction Addiction” on April 26 at Mount Saint
Mary College. The performance was part of the Mount’s Wellness
Mount Saint Mary College celebrated its “Week of Wellness” from
April 22 through 27, promoting mental health in the college and
The flagship event of the week was the original play “Nonfiction
Addiction: The True Stories of Addiction” on April 26. Presented by
Cornerstone Family Healthcare Center for Recovery and directed by
Lori Crescenzo, “Nonfiction Addiction” provided powerful insight
into an issue many face alone. With a recovery meeting as the
backdrop, the play examined addiction through the eyes of those who
struggle with it every day – and the caregivers who wish to help
them overcome it. The 15-person cast included singers and actors
from the local area.
“Nonfiction Addiction” was co-sponsored by Catholic Charities
and Mount Saint Mary College.
In addition to the play, students, faculty and staff enjoyed a
field day designed to enhance wellness and destigmatize mental
illness, the “Talk Saves Lives” suicide awareness and prevention
seminar, and stress reducing activities throughout the week.