This is why we need theatre. We need to allow ourselves to be vulnerable in a safe and supportive environment so that we can walk out of there and be true to ourselves. Dr. Brene Brown says this best in her Ted talk. Do we have enough courage and compassion to live with our whole heart? Can we face our imperfections and realize we’re worthy of love? Next to Normal taught me about that and Dr. Brown confirmed what I have learned. We need to come together and support each other, not tear each other down; And when we do that, we might actually realize that we are each unique, wonderful persons who are worthy to love and be loved.