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Have you or anyone you know experienced chronic or acute illness? How does the art of storytelling work to improve health care education and the experience of patient care? In what ways are doctors, patients and other health professionals storytellers? How can researchers, educators, students, and members of the greater public work together to produce compassionate approaches to patient-centred care? Stories of Health and Illness invites members of the public, both campus and community, to join us to experience the stories of people living with illness. Through stories shared by participants who have dealt with chronic or acute conditions, audience members will hear first-hand accounts of what is important to patients throughout their health care experience. Following each story, we will invite the audience to reflect on their experience of each narrative and engage in an open dialogue with our storytellers.



Jillian Keiley (Artistic Director of English Theatre at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa)
"Inspired by Place: How to Make the Performing Arts Thrive Locally, Regionally and Nationally"
Thursday, March 17 7 pm Museum London

Our 2016 lecture by Jillian Keiley marks the third collaboration in a partnership between Museum London, the Public Humanities, and the School for Advanced Studies in Arts and Humanities at Western University.

In 2012 Keiley was appointed Artistic Director of English theatre at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa where she continues her prolific work in the arts. Originally from St. John’s, Keiley founded the theatre company Artistic Fraud, an active troupe that produced Robert Chafe’s Lemons, Afterimage, Oil and Water, and Under Wraps; Ron James’ Up and Down in Shakey Town, and Keiley’s productions In Your Dreams and Freud.

At the National Arts Centre, Keiley has produced Metamorphoses: Based on the Myths of Ovid as well as a new interpretation -- with Andy Jones -- of Tartuffe set in Newfoundland. More recently, she has directed the premiere of Colony of Unrequited Dreams for Artistic Fraud in St. John’s, and The Diary of Anne Frank for the Stratford Festival. Her production of Alice Through the Looking-Glass has toured to the Confederation Centre (Charlottetown), the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (Winnipeg), and the Citadel Theatre (Edmonton), featuring local casts in each city. In 2016, Keiley is directing Twelfth Night for the National Arts Centre, and As You Like It for the Stratford Festival.

Keiley won the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Emerging Artist of the Year Award in 1996, the Canada Council for the Arts’ John Hirsch Prize in 1998, and the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre in 2004. She is a graduate of York University and the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Memorial University.

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