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Therapy. Medication. Binge drinking. Codependency. A New York City singer/songwriter tries just about everything to overcome her depression. Will turning her struggle into a musical be the ultimate sign of recovery? Depression: The Musical (A Depressed Girl's Guide to Depression)* is a darkly humorous pop-rock musical about falling apart and putting yourself back together. Depression: The Musical was workshopped at The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) in August 2014 and received a 4-star review in Time Out New York.


Staged readings of Depression: The Musical

September 24, 25, 26 - 7:30 PM

Mad Horse Theatre Company

24 Mosher Street

South Portland, Maine 04106

Directed by Christine Marshall

Featuring Joanna Clarke, Amanda Eaton,

Vi Va #followthesensation, and Grace Fosler

>> Performance by Depression Teen Ensemble

>> Staged reading of the new & improved Depression: The Musical

>> Talkback with director, Christine Marshall, and writer/composer, Marianne Pillsbury

Click here to view Facebook event 


Watch the trailer for the New York International Fringe Festival workshop performances...

The New York International Fringe Festival 



Depression: The Musical 

(A Depressed Girl’s Guide to Depression)*


Music, lyrics & book by 

Marianne Pillsbury


Directed by Gretchen Cryer


Choreographer: David Eggers


Music Director: Micah Young



Marianne Pillsbury

The Committee in Marianne’s Head:

Vanessa Theus

Hayley Bridgewater

Hillary Maloney



Micah Young, Piano

J McCarron, Bass

Lily Maase, Guitar

Jordyn Blakely, Drums


Produced by Kirsten Major, Reynolds Lassiter & Noah Reynolds


Associate Producers: Martha Pillsbury & Donna Simms




Flamboyán Theatre at The Clemente

August 10th at 5pm, August 16th at 7pm, 

August 17th at 6:30pm, August 22nd at 2pm, 

August 24th at 4:45pm





Stage Manager: Charles Casano

Sound: Jeff Cook, Sadiq Alexander, Jarrett Williams

Board Operator: Vicky Casis

Costumes, Hair & Make-Up: Christine Stevenson

Marianne’s Hair: Bridget Barbu at Salon Elle

Publicity: Sam Morris PR

Photography & Video: Tony Correa

Poster/Website/Program Design: Marianne Pillsbury

Logo Art Design & Photography: Neil Raphan

Illustration: Julie West

Crowdfunding Video: Meg Skaff

Interns: India Rogers-Shepp & Miranda Halle

*Available without prescription, DEPRESSION: THE MUSICAL® is clinically proven to reduce stress, relieve anxiety and enhance the mood of almost any Human Being. Do not see DEPRESSION: THE MUSICAL® if you don't enjoy darkly humorous but ultimately uplifting stories or catchy pop-rock songs. Side effects may include laughter, tears, total identification with the subject matter or spontaneous dancing. Ask your doctor if DEPRESSION: THE MUSICAL® is right for you.


Make a tax-deductible donation to "Depression: 

The Musical" through New York Foundation for the Arts...

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