Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative and creative thinkers working in medicine today, is bringing a radical new approach to growth and aging through a national “non-fiction” theatrical tour produced in partnership with AARP’s Life Reimagined, Capital Impact Partners, and more than three dozen sponsor organizations.
Inspired by Thomas’ new book examining the baby boom generation’s reluctant generational second coming of age—“Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper and More Connected Life” — the Second Wind Tour will bring a unique “non-fiction” theater experience blending the spoken word, innovative set design, film, and music to 25-cities in the spring of 2014.
Each half-day performance will be held in a premier theater and feature two acts. Act one will consist of five fast-paced theatrical monologues featuring a cast of speakers including Dr. Thomas and renowned consumer health expert and TV personality Dr. Janet Taylor. Act two will feature an exclusive 30-minute director’s cut of the Sundance Audience Award documentary film Alive Inside followed by a live musical performance by Musicians for World Harmony Founder Samite Mulondo.
The tour will feature local guest speakers from each community and innovative set design by Tony-award winning designer John Arnone. Audiences will be taken on a holistic exploration that draws on a deep well of evidence-based approaches to growth, change, aging, health, and wellness. The goal of the tour is to start a new conversation that reframes “life after adulthood” as an exciting stage of human growth and development—a time for challenging received attitudes toward aging.