Description: Ten years ago Drama professor Jillian Campana’s life changed when she suffered a stroke. After recovering enough to return to work she decided to use Drama to help people who have experienced severe loss. Her play The Puzzle Club, about people who are living with brain injuries, was made into a film and distributed to hospitals and rehabilitation centers across the world and American PBS television subsequently aired a documentary program on her writing and directing process. Since then Dr. Campana has created Drama Therapy programs for numerous individuals, groups and hospitals in the US, Europe and India. In her TEDx talk, she will share some of the stories she has heard from individuals who are working to re-build their lives and identities after experiencing a traumatic event.