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Thursday, Mar, 31 - Sunday, Apr 10, 2022

7:30 — 9:00 pm





This is Treatment is a musical inspired by writer and co-director Elizabeth Addison’s time at a residential treatment facility for substance use disorder. The musical specifically speaks to the experience of Black and Latinx women (of all hues) with substance use disorder and the process of their recovery and treatment. The production will be an immersive experience where the audience feels as if they are in treatment alongside the characters. While the production explores many challenging subjects (trauma, addiction, gentrification, food insecurity etc.), it also is full of joy and laughter. The goal of this production is to bridge any gaps to understanding, encourage empathy, and create a safe space for us, as a community to explore these challenging topics and heal together.

Content Warning:  This production includes adult and suggestive language and a depiction of a drug overdose, as well as references to sexual assault, domestic violence, suicide, loss of a child, and substance use and abuse.

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Hear more about this production from Writer and Composer Elizabeth Addison

Read about This is Treatment on News@Northeastern

Watch a Video of Cast Members talking about making This is Treatment

Performance Schedule:

  • Thursday March 31st – 7:30pm performance – followed by Drama Therapy Workshop with Ana Bess Moyer Bell of 2nd Act – Located in the Studio Theatre
  • Friday April 1st – 8pm performance – followed by Panel with the This is Treatment Creative Team and Members of the Cast – Located in the Studio Theatre
  • Saturday April 2nd – 8pm performance – followed by a Conversation with Maurice Emmanuel Parent of Front Porch Arts Collective on the Artists of Color in the Boston Arts Community – Located in the Studio Theatre
  • Sunday April 3rd – 2pm performance – followed by a Community Conversation, Maggie Young, Chief Recovery Officer at Liberation Programs, and Recovery Community Members – Located in the Center for Intercultural Engagement in the Curry Student Center (on the first floor, directly across the indoor quad from the Studio Theatre)
  • Monday April 4th – no performance or post-show conversation
  • Tuesday April 5th – 7:30pm performance – no post-show conversation
  • Wednesday April 6th – 7:30pm performance – followed by a Panel with Alisa LincolnDani Snyder-Young, and Rebekah Moore about Bouve’s Institute of Health Equity and Social Justice Research, its purpose, and how it connects to This is Treatment – Located in the Studio Theatre
  • Thursday April 7th – 7:30pm performance – followed by a Conversation with Nieisha Deed of PureSpark focused on Identifying Intersecting Identities and Experiences as they relate to This is Treatment – Located in the Studio Theatre
  • Friday April 8th – 8pm performance* – followed by a Panel on Recovery Coaching and how it can be a more culturally responsive approach, with Paul AlvesWindia RodriguezDaisy Hernandez, and Karran Larson – Located in the Studio Theatre
  • Saturday April 9th – 8pm performance – no post-show conversation
  • Sunday April 10th – 2pm performance* – followed by a Community Conversation with Dr. Haner Hernández and members of the Mission Hill & Roxbury Communities – Located in the Center for Intercultural Engagement in the Curry Student Center (on the first floor, directly across the indoor quad from the Studio Theatre)

*Designates an ASL Interpreted Performance.  We will have designated seating for Deaf/HH guests to easily see our ASL interpreters.  Please let us know if you would like to sit in this section when registering for tickets and prompted to identify accessibility needs.


Book, Music & Lyrics by: Elizabeth Addison

Co-Directors: Elizabeth Addison & Meghann Perry

Music Director & Orchestrator:  Nicholas Place

Movement Director: Mar Parrilla

Costume Designer:  Jez Insalaco

Lighting Designer: Abigail Wang

Scenic Designer:  Baron E. Pugh

Sound Designer:  Anna Drummond


Amelia Carlan

Ms. Amber / Ensemble

Annaliese Fagan


Ashley Dilorenzo

Ms. Caroline

Erin Rosenfeld


Halle Brockett

Vicky / Pam / Resident 2

Jada Saintlouis

Detox Counselor / Ensemble

Madi Vespa

Kelsey / Resident 3

Mer Brown


Mischa Moxey

Tanisha / Resident 1

Sarah Waggoner

Ms. Anita / Therapist / Ensemble

Tiana Mudzimurema

Sheri / Ensemble

Vidisha Agarwalla



Production Stage Manager:  Lingyi Zhang

Assistant Stage Manager:  Chloe (Ceci) Chin


ASL Consultant/Director of Artistic Sign Language: Rachel Berman-Kobylarz

ASL Interpreting Mentor: Chris Robinson

ASL Interpreters: Jordan Whitlow and Kelli Small

ASL Interpreter for Panel: Bonny McGarrity

COVID-19 Protocol On-Campus

As part of our continuing commitment to the health and safety of the Northeastern community, Northeastern is updating its protocols to require full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for external visitors attending indoor events.

All external visitors 12 and older who attend campus indoor events, including indoor athletics events and single-day conferences, are required to present one of the following forms of documentation:

  • Proof of Vaccination: Either the original vaccination card or printed or digital documentation providing proof of being fully immunized, and for those 18 and over, a matching photo identification card in the same name as the COVID-19 vaccination card (state issued driver’s license, state issued ID card, or passport)
  • Negative COVID-19 Test: Either a printed or digital PDF of a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours prior to the guest’s campus arrival or a negative PCR/molecular test or a negative rapid/antigen test administered by a healthcare professional that includes their name and the date of the test as proof; self-administered at-home rapid/antigen tests will not be accepted.

Masks are no longer required on campus.  Some of the performers in this production will be unmasked and others will be masked. Audience members may chose to wear a mask for the duration of the performance.