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End-of-life care planning: It’s something we all know we should consider, but few of us do, at least in a proactive way. After all, the topic can be discomforting, even scary. But what if you paired end-of-life planning discussions with two of the most powerful forces in the universe: knowledge and humor?

This unique live show with the Theater for Public Policy (T2P2), social worker Brenda Hartman, and medical doctor Ann McIntosh uses both to help you dive into one of life’s most crucial conversations. You’ll learn about aspects of end-of-life care you and, no doubt, many others have been too nervous to face or ask about, while being engaged by Hartman and McIntosh and entertained by T2P2’s awarding-winning improv artists.

Hopes, fears, and any and all questions will be explored in an environment that mixes humor with grace, and savvy with support.

You know it’s important, so why hesitate? Let’s talk (and laugh) about end-of-life planning!

The Theater of Public Policy (T2P2) has been using improv comedy theater to encourage people to get excited about and involved with "hard-thinky stuff" since 2011. Topically themed shows feature interviews with experts, which are followed by a cast of improvisers bringing the conversations to life. Since its formation, T2P2 has performed more than 300 shows, toured the country, hosted candidate debate forums, designed a brewery tour, transformed the entire city of Saint Paul into a stage, and more. They have been praised by civic leaders and artists alike for their professionalism and their smart and highly entertaining presentation of difficult issues.

Brenda Hartman, MSW, LICSW, University of Minnesota, is a stage 4 cancer survivor whose private clinical practice specializes in working with people who have life-threatening and life-ending illnesses. In 2017, she received a Bush Fellowship through which she studied end-of-life practices from various cultures, religions, and spiritual traditions.

Ann McIntosh, MD, BSN, University of Minnesota, is an emergency medicine physician who has been helping individuals and loved ones in life-threatening situations make decisions for more than 25 years. Practical, realistic, and action-oriented, she enjoys working collaboratively to engender a culture of health.

                                            Tuition includes refreshments.

Cancellations are subject to a 10 percent processing fee if received five or fewer working days before the program start. Refunds are not granted if you cancel on or after the first day of the program. Notice may be emailed to ccapsinfo@umn.edu.

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