About one percent of Americans have schizophrenia, according to the National Institutes of Mental Health. There is no known cure, and its treatment can be frustratingly complex. Our story this week concerns a young man named Christopher, who is about to be discharged from psychiatric supervision in a London hospital. But his clinicians disagree about the seriousness of his condition, and his release becomes complicated by issues of race, class, and the definition of sanity itself.
Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall stars Teagle F. Bougere as Christopher, Daniel Davis as Robert, and Matt Lescher as Bruce. Stage manager and live sound effects: Jon Lovick. Sound design by Paul Paterson. Recording, editing, and mixing engineer: Mark Holden for Voice Box Studios. Our director is Brendon Fox.
This hour includes a conversation with neuropsychologist Dr. Carrie Bearden about Blue/Orange and schizophrenia.