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How Could Reading a Play Out Loud Transform Your Life? The Answer Lies Here

Updated: May 19

Some might say that I had a hard life. I guess it’s all how you look at it, though.

We see what we want to see. That’s one of the rules life operates by.

For instance, a bit about me:

My name is Barbara Burke. I grew up an orphan in the Midwest.

I didn’t have parents to support me either emotionally or financially.

I worked my way through college.

But look at me now.

I’m a retired contract attorney and freelance journalist who writes for The Malibu Times and Ojai Magazine. I’m also the proud parent of three remarkable children.

At one point, I had the honor of proofreading plays about mental health, written by a man named Carl Stillitano.

Reading these plays about mental health out loud with my family and friends … it turned my life upside down. in the best ways possible.

Carl’s work challenges everyday people to embody characters undergoing transformative journeys.

Doing so lets you explore your own emotional range.

Which in turn frees you up to experience your own transformation.

I was stunned by the difference Carl’s plays made in my life, and I recommend them without reservation.

These plays about mental health are excellent tools to help you find solace, inspiration, and a safe place to explore that mystery of mysteries …


They’re the perfect catalyst for people in therapy or young people developing themselves in school.

Don’t wait.

You can purchase any of the Transformative Plays at



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