Play to explore experiences of chronically ill and hospitalized teens

By Kate Vidinsky

What UCSF Children's Hospital will present “100 Journals,” a performance piece that captures teens’ experiences with chronic illness and hospitalization. The play is based on journal entries written by current and former teen patients at UCSF, brought to life by local student performers from University High School, Urban School and Wallenberg High School. All media are invited. When Thursday, May 13, 2010, 3:30 p.m. A Q&A session and reception will immediately follow. Where de Young Museum, Koret Auditorium 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Who

  • Student performers from San Francisco private and public schools
  • Brian Singer, artist and creator of the 1000 Journals Project
  • Teen patients and their families
  • UCSF Child Life Specialists
  • UCSF Children’s Hospital leadership

Contact If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Kate Vidinsky at (415) 476-2557 or [email protected]. Background In November 2009, with support from the San Francisco Arts Commission, UCSF Children's Hospital kicked off the 100 Journals Project to encourage personal expression among teen patients, their families, and the hospital staff who care for them. The UCSF Child Life Department distributed 100 blank journals within the hospital and to other pediatric health organizations around the world. The 100 Journals Project is based on the well-known 1000 Journals Project, an ongoing collaborative experiment attempting to follow 1000 journals throughout their travels. The goal is to provide a method for interaction and shared creativity among friends and strangers. More information is available at