Responding to the Pandemic From the Heart

The Nurse Antigone is a play by nurses for nurses that offers compassionate space for our frontline healthcare workers to engage with the challenges they've faced during the pandemic. In this episode of the Real Mindful podcast, managing editor Stephanie Domet catches up with the event organizers.

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What can an ancient Greek play show modern audiences about the circumstances nurses have found themselves in over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic? That’s the question Dr. Cynda Rushton and Theater of War Productions hope to answer when The Nurse Antigone premieres to audiences around the world. 

A project by and for nurses, The Nurse Antigone presents dramatic readings of Sophocles’ Antigone on Zoom—featuring professional actors and a chorus of frontline nurses—to help frame discussions about the challenges faced by nurses before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Mindful’s managing editor Stephanie Domet connected with the organizers, and we’re pleased to bring you that conversation on Real Mindful.

  Responding to the Pandemic From the Heart with Cynda Rushton and Bryan Doerries 39:57

Stephanie Domet: Thank you both so much for joining me today for this conversation. I’m really excited to get a chance to spend some time with you and to hear about this project that you’re working on. I think I’ll start by asking each of you to introduce yourselves. 

Cynda Rushton: I’m Cynda Rushton. I’m a professor of nursing and bioethics at Johns Hopkins, and I am in…