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Today I saw “My Broken Brain” at the NYC Fringe Festival. Written and performed by Michael Hirstreet and directed by Leah Benavides, “My Broken Brain” tells Michael’s coming of age story as he struggles to fit in. From falling in love with the wrong girl to straying from his best friend JC, to having his brain explode, literally, Michael has lived.

Using multi-media effects in addition to his acting, Michael engages the audience from the moment the show starts. He takes us on his journey of growing up in New Jersey with the struggles to fit in to being diagnosed with an arteriovenous malformation (AVM), after his first brain explosion. AVM is a condition in the brain resulting from an abnormal connection between the arteries and the veins in the brain.

If you’re looking for a show with wit, humor, and heart, then I suggest going on Michael’s journey in “My Broken Brain” playing at The Players Loft, 3rd Floor (115 Macdougal Street in NYC). Remaining performances: Mon 8/16 at 7pm, Sun 8/22 at 9pm, Fri 8/27 at 5:45pm, Sat 8/28 at 10pm

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