Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative and creative thinkers working in medicine today, brings a radical new approach to growth and aging through his modern day American Chautauqua movement the Age of Disruption Tour. Barnstorming the country in a rock n’ roll tour bus, Dr. Bill Thomas is engaging with communities passion building new and vastly more rewarding visions of aging.
The 2016 tour features Disrupt Dementia, a community-based workshop, and Dr. Thomas’ signature “non-fiction theater” performance, Life’s Most Dangerous Game, featuring the unconventional pairing of a physician (Dr. Thomas) and a musician, Nate Silas Richardson.
Disrupt Dementia premiers an exclusive documentary by the director of Alive Inside, followed by an interactive music performance and community engagement workshop designed for people living with dementia and carepartners.
Life’s Most Dangerous Game features original music, storytelling, poetry and groundbreaking insights on aging and care. The mixed-media performance begins with a light-hearted look at just how “crazy” our culture’s perspective on normal human aging can be and then asks: “What if?” What if we all lived in a world that saw aging not as a process of decline but rather as the entree to life’s most dangerous game?
“Aging can be reimagined as a vivid and enlivening process that presents us with extraordinary risks, and rewards,” Dr. Thomas says. “So, how are we supposed to play this most dangerous of all games? What do winning and losing look like?”
The Age of Disruption Tour takes audiences on an incredible journey into a new and highly disruptive understanding of age and aging that has the power to inspire positive change for members of the audience and the communities in which they live.
WHAT: Age of Disruption Tour
WHEN: Monday, April 18, 2016
WHERE: Embassy Suites North Charleston Convention Center
TICKETS: Tickets can purchased online