The MemoryCare Plays collection has received a bronze medal for best anthology at the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The “IPPY” awards honor the year’s best independently published books. In 2014, the contest drew over 5,500 entries from authors and publishers in all 50 U.S. states, nine Canadian provinces, and 32 countries overseas.
Recent press for The MemoryCare Plays:
- In the Garden Wins Play Competition in Lake Tahoe
- Matthew Widman’s TV Interview with New Day Northwest
- Rob Neufeld’s book review in the Asheville Citizen Times
- Mountain Express: article and interview
- IPPY Award Release: Asheville Citizen Times Health Kudos section
- Biltmore Beacon: article
The MemoryCare Plays book may be purchased ordered online via Amazon.com or in person at the following book stores:
Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café in Asheville, NC – http://www.malaprops.com/
The Grateful Steps in Asheville, NC – http://gratefulsteps.org/
The Drama Book Shop New York City – http://www.dramabookshop.com/
Limited copies available for purchase at MemoryCare’s office.
Dr. Peter Rabins, co-author of The 36 Hour Day observes, “These three extraordinary plays capture the pain and the joy, the confusion and the clarity, and the challenges and rewards of living with Alzheimer disease and caring for someone you love who has the illness.”
Public Use of The MemoryCare Plays for Educational Events, Fundraisers, and Dramatic Performances
The playwrights of the three one-acts in The MemoryCare Plays have generously agreed to allow MemoryCare to grant other nonprofit organizations dedicated to dementia care the same opportunity to utilize their work for educational, advocacy or fundraising events, provided that all profits raised from any such event will be applied to the care or support of persons affected by dementia. The anthology contains discussion questions for each play that enhance their educational value. MemoryCare successfully used the three plays for an evening of staged readings that served as fundraiser and powerful tool for dementia concern and awareness.