JPAC production shines light on mental illness, suicide
JANESVILLE — This August the Janesville Performing Arts Center will produce an original play inspired by mental health and suicide prevention in Rock County.
Local playwright Jim Lyke has met with representatives from the community and NAMI to pen “When I Go.”
“Although the play is fiction, it is inspired by real stories and real events conveyed during hours of interviews with local leaders who provide mental health and suicide prevention services in the area,” according to a news release from the Janesville Performing Arts Center.
JPAC Executive Director Nathan Burkart will direct the play. Burkart was a professional actor and director in Los Angeles for more than eight years. He holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in musical theater from Webster Conservatory in St. Louis.