Ingrid Masterton is a professional physical therapist, a professional educator and a professional patient. Her lifelong experiences on all sides of the healthcare system means that she “…really knows this s**t…”.
Ingrid is new to performing – only if one discounts the performance required of a physical therapist to entice a person with impairment or illness, to do something they had thought impossible. Or, as a well-educated patient having to ‘play’ to the doctors whom she may otherwise intimidate. Or, as an educator, playing the ‘sage’ bestowing some kind of ‘knowledge’, in a lecture hall.
Her health precluded her from completing her PhD in Disability Studies. So, she’s used her unique inter – sectionalities to create this one-person show. With some Second City training, coaching, directing and humor – in the manner of Second CIty – she ‘speaks truth to power’. Using stories and performance, she makes clear her vulnerabilities and shares her special, and entertaining, insights into what it means to be human – whether as a professional or a lay person – in the worlds of medicine.