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artist
educator
solo performer

William J. Doan

Drifting, a play
About

My youngest sister was in a car accident and suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. Two years later our family had to make the decision to withdraw her from life support and let her go…

My Anxiety

 

About

Both a graphic narrative and a performance project, “My Anxiety” serves up drawings, stories, and an adventure into the many ways I’ve developed to live with my anxiety, and to embrace it as my companion.

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Drawing brings me intensely into the present moment. I hope viewers will be moved by some shared sense of what it means to be human – to experience grief, anxiety, pain, joy, happiness – those moments that remind us we are alive.

About

I’m the co-author of three books and the sole author of multiple articles and plays. My solo performances include Why I’m Not a Redneck Badass, Requiem For My Boyhood, and Confessions of a Class Straddler. My current projects, Drifting and My Anxiety: A Work in Progress, both began at Dixon Place Theatre in NYC, and both have generated graphic narrative as well as performance material. I perform with drawings from these projects as a way of exploring multiple forms. My graphic narrative work has appeared multiple times in The Annals of Internal Medicine/Graphic Medicine.