First, Do No Harm

by J. Thalia Cunningham
Performed: - 312 West 36th Street, NYC & 344 East 14th Street, NYC, Aug 09, 2022

Set in the inner realm of hospitals, First, Do No Harm tells the story of the parallel journeys of two women from very different worlds but both African American. Elissa Kerry, a surgeon with a terminally ill son, and Mattie Clester, whose grandson dies on Elissa’s operating table. First, Do No Harm explores today’s ubiquitous themes of medical ethics, medical error and racial profiling.

A series of 3 concert readings for the WorkShop Theater Company, January 21&22, 2016, and for the Spring Development Reading Series of the Red Fern Theater Company, March 4, 2016.