Real stories performed by actors.

Story From Regina | Performance by Joan Coombs

Real stories performed by actors.


Performances inspired by real stories of women with metastatic breast cancer, told through artistic expression.


Can we talk honestly? I want to talk about the elephant in the room. I want to talk about my death. Oh, don’t be that way. Where are you going?

We need to talk about what’s going to happen when I’m gone.

I want everyone to know that I love all of you and I want to be cremated. No, I’m not being morbid. I’m being practical—I had a will and power of attorney drawn up, stop changing the subject.


I’ve always been afraid of death. From the moment I first heard it was stage four, I’ve thought about nothing but death. Day and night.

Death is not a moment, not… not that date after a hyphen on your tombstone. It’s exhausting to even think about.

YOU don’t want me to talk about death? This is my session. It’s not healthy? Really? I don’t appreciate you saying that I’m obsessed. It’s kind of important that I work all this out before it happens. That’s what I’m saying: My time is up. Oh, OUR time is up, today. You can’t do this to me! I can’t wait a whole week to pick this up again.

Death is not all I want to talk about. I love going to the supermarket where I can be normal for just a bit. No cancer, just me, Regina.

Yeah, I’m still scared. And I hate it, but it is where I am now. I talk about death because it’s almost time, and I want to leave this world without any loose ends. So, let’s talk about it, hash it out, so that I’m able to find some peace while I can.

This is knowable—so let’s talk about it!


mBC Unspoken. A voice given. A story heard.


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