*LOS ANGELES – Psychologist and author Dr. Gloria Morrow (Too Broken to be Fixed: A Spiritual Guide to Inner Healing, Create Your Blueprint for Good Success, Keeping it Real! 7 Steps Toward a Healthier You), and acclaimed book (The Things That Make Men Cry) is set for a November theatrical debut in Los Angeles, California.
Published in 2008, the book focuses on extensive research conducted by Dr. Morrow into the emotions men experience and what ‘makes them cry’ internally and externally. Through Morrow’s research, effective strategies are presented to help men bandage these wounds and learn to effectively communicate. Based on the strong response to these strategies, Dr. Morrow, who is known as Dr. Gloria, is bringing her teachings to the stage. Directed by DINO SHORTE’ (Director, Steel Magnolias, Writer, the Wanda Sykes Show,) the play will have its Los Angeles preview at the Barnsdall Gallery Theater on November 1-3, 2013.
Produced by Dr. Morrow and CARL GILLIARD (Pan African Audience Award winning feature Retiring Tatiana), who together with Jeannine Austin Fisher (Casting Director) cast LOU BEATTY, JR., (television’s Betty White Off There Rockers), GREGORY NIEBEL (The Viral Man), DEREK SHAUN (television’s CV Nation), TONY GRANT (Tyler Perry’s Haves and Have Nots, the hit stage play, The Marriage Counselor), DORIEN WILSON (The Parkers), JIMMY WALKER JR. (Black Dynamite), PHILIP CATES (No Child Left Behind), RHONDA MORMAN (from NAACP winning stage play Sunday Mourning) and introducing SALVADOR YANEZ-RUIZ. Music direction will be provided by STEVEN WAYNE (Siblatha Music) and DONN WYATT.
“I couldn’t be more proud that my book will offer an entirely new perspective via the stage,” states Dr. Gloria. “These learnings have changed lives and given liberty not just to men, but to the women who love them. Speaking to a live audience in this format provides a safe environment for men’s voices to be heard.”
The Things That Make Men Cry will have its preview opening November 1 with an official red carpet premiere on November 2, and a matinee performance on November 3. For ticket availability and further information, please visit www.itsmyseat.com or call 909.985.3773. For information on contributing to this much anticipated stage play, please visit http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-things-that-make-men-cry-part-2. The Things That Make Men Cry is being hosted by All American Families United, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3).
About Dr. Gloria Morrow
Dr. Gloria Morrow is one of the nation’s leading clinical psychologists, who devoted her early career to teaching students in undergraduate and graduate psychology programs. As an academician, clinician and author, her teaching, counseling and books have helped thousands of people find true inner healing. Morrow has been cited in critically acclaimed national publications such as Psychology Today, Jet, Heart and Soul, Essence, and Woman’s Day, and appeared as an expert guest on numerous radio and television shows including CNN. Well known in the faith community due to her willingness to address mental illness in the church and the role of pastors and church leaders granting permission for parishioners to seek mental health services outside the church when appropriate. Dr. Morrow is a Master Trainer for the CBMCS (California Brief Multicultural Competency Scale) Training Program, and she helped develop the training curriculum. This program focuses on the four major ethnic groups: African American, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Hispanic/Latino/Mexican American, and American Indian/Native American. In addition to Things That Make Men Cry, Dr. Morrow has authored several books entitled Too Broken to be Fixed? A Spiritual Guide to Inner Healing, Strengthening the Ties that Bind: A Guide to a Healthy Marriage, Keeping it Real! 7 Steps Toward a Healthier You, Create Your Blueprint for Good Success and its companion A Life Plan Portfolio. She has also developed a DVD entitled Suffer in Silence No More addressing the signs, symptoms, causes, and treatment of depression within the African American community. Dr. Morrow holds an earned PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA; a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA; and a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from the University of La Verne, La Verne, CA. For more information please visit www.gloriamorrow.com