GOOD GRIEF at Everett Stage


January 25-27 & February 1-3, 8-10, 15-17

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm – $25

Sundays @ 1:00pm – “Pay What You Can”

*To request special accommodations please call 401-831-9479 or email [email protected]


Everett’s dynamic multimedia dance theater enters an unburdening process: the minds and bodies of individuals after enduring trauma.

The artists have used therapeutic approaches such as Internal Family Systems, EMDR, dioramas and performance to explore healing for their own life experiences. Onstage, they dive inward, uncover parts of the self, slip into the unconscious, and look at the body made foreign and disconnected – all in search of a true self. In Good Grief, Everett presents a journey of fragmented memories, exiled parts, and the hope that dwells in a thriving imagination.

Good Grief will tour with a powerful menu of community engagement opportunities from workshops for youth suffering from trauma to training’s for artists, clinicians and educators. Good Grief will tour to Contemporary Dance Theater in Cincinnati, Ohio in March 2019.

Press & Audience Quotes :

Everett’s Good Grief is an artistic front row seat into the way trauma enters into our lives, and resides in our bodies, minds, and hearts. The Everett Company performers were able to use their signature blended art forms of dance, videography, and personal storytelling, to give us hauntingly beautiful depictions of pain, chaos, and ultimately, a releasing of their personal lived experiences with trauma. It is truly important work–a must see! – Wendy Grossman, Arts in healthcare professional


Each of the cast of five of Good Grief is intimately acquainted with trauma and its aftermath and, like all of Everett’s work, this production is cutting edge theatre and choreography. But Good Grief is more than this; it is also a dynamic and thought-provoking recovery project. – Kylie Fitzpatrick, Phd – Author and researcher in the use of creative practise for recovery and rehabilitation.

I just really want to thank you guys for this, beautiful, powerful and moving piece. I am an IFS therapist and I would love every single client of mine to see this. Jill Stanzler-Katz


I’m a therapist, and when you guys switched into dancing and the movements and moving with each other, it just pried me open.

Good Grief showed how trauma of all kinds can be a visceral experience, taking over an individual physically and cognitively… Artists cycled through various identities, using masks, dresses, cloaks and even shadows to portray family members, emotions and stages in their lives, providing a fully immersive experience for both themselves and the audience… After the final dancing act and a standing ovation, Everett Company opened up the stage for a question-and-answer opportunity. Attendees lauded the theater troupe for their talent, skill and emotional vulnerability in presenting their story. 

Brown Daily Herald Katherine Ok

Good Grief Promo

Good Grief was made possible by: the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and the National Endowment for the Arts.