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Stage of Recovery: Bill Shea’s Second Chance Players and the Healing Power of Theater


Join your hosts, Jacqueline Hall and Dr. Evelyn Higgins, as they delve into the fascinating world of recovery and resilience. In this episode, the spotlight is on Bill Shea, the director of the acclaimed play "Bill W. and Dr. Bob."


This play brings to life the incredible story of two pioneers of Alcoholics Anonymous and their wives, who founded Al Anon. Bill Shea shares his personal journey of recovery and how it led him to establish the Second Chance Players, a community theater providing a space for individuals in recovery to express themselves through the performing arts.


Discover the power of theater within the recovery community and how it serves as a platform for individuals to share their stories, find support, and embark on a journey of healing. Explore the unique aspects of Bill W. and Dr. Bob's story, set against the backdrop of the 1930s when the landscape of recovery was vastly different. Bill Shea's passion for directing and creating a bigger picture shines through as he discusses the transformative impact of theater on individuals' lives.


Don't miss this engaging episode that combines personal narratives, recovery insights, and the art of storytelling through theater. Whether you're in the recovery community or simply interested in powerful stories of resilience, this podcast is a must-listen. Join us on this inspiring journey of Second Chances and the transformative power of the stage.

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