Kamakshi Hart, solo theatre artist, trauma-informed coach, and award-winning creator of Wild At Hart: A Tale of Trauma & Triumph, presents her newest one-woman show, Resilient AF: Rising To The Occasion, at Corazon Performing Arts on Oct. 2nd, 7 p.m. It is a timely call to build our superpower of resilience as we navigate a world in trauma.
During the pandemic, Hart experienced a sense of futility as the lock-down wore on in 2020. Streaming Wild At Hart left her feeling ever more disconnected; a live audience engages an audience through theatre magic that canâ€™t be attained on a screen.
By January 2021, Hart wasnâ€™t sure what she wanted to write but knew she needed to write something. Progress on Resilient was halted with news that her father had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He passed within a few short weeks and soon Hart was flying back and forth to Pennsylvania to help her mother with the transition.
Working through her own grief, she experienced acute physical pain, a by-product of her post-traumatic stress from childhood. She sought help through the traditional medical system but the results were appalling. The lack of trauma-informed care fueled her desire to write a new play that would shine light on how trauma survivors carry wounds that may not be apparent to the eye but generate levels of challenge difficult to explain.
As in her first show, Wild At Hart, Kamakshi began to combine her training in spiritual psychology with her gifts as a playwright and performer and Resilient AF: Rising To The Occasion took shape and form.