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Michael ShutT'S


Writer/performer Michael Shutt is a three-time stroke survivor. This is his story. Hilarious and poignant, A Lesson in Swimming is a five-part radio play that takes you inside his brain as it “breaks” and invites you to experience how deep the cracks really go. 

Listen now to A Lesson In Swimming on Simplecast

Chapter 1: Something Cracks 
Chapter 2:  What’s Your Emergency? 
Chapter 3: Sink or Swim 
Chapter 4: The Hour Of Our Death 
Chapter 5: A Life Worth Living 


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A Lesson In Swimming (the radio play) is... 


Written and performed by Michael Shutt

Directed and dramaturged by Diana Wyenn

Sound design, music, and engineering by John Zalewski

Graphic by Jagriti Khirwar

Produced by Plain Wood Productions

This radio play has been supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. Note: Any findings, opinions, or conclusions contained herein are not necessarily those of the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Arts and Disability Center.

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A Lesson in Swimming was initially developed in Terrie Silverman’s Creative Rites Masterclass and received a workshop production at Moving Arts with director and dramaturg Diana Wyenn.

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