Join us for an evening celebrating NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore’s 35th Anniversary of service to the greater Baltimore community. This impactful performance features six storytellers sharing their experiences living with—or loving someone with—a mental health condition. Through powerful stories, original music, and poetry, our storytellers will share their journeys through challenges and triumphs, isolation and connection, stigma and healing. The audience will find a stronger understanding of mental health and hope for recovery.
The evening’s narrator will be Emmy-award winning actor, Zeljko Ivanek. He currently stars in the CBS show Madam Secretary, and his many tv and film credits include True Blood, 24, Three Billboard Outside Ebbings, Missouri, Argo, the Baltimore-based Homicide: Life on the Street, and many others.
Tickets include a reception with hors d’oeuvres and drinks beginning at 6pm, and a dessert reception following the show. The program will begin at 7:30pm.
About Zeljko Ivanek
Zeljko Ivanek is currently embarking on the fifth season of the CBS show Madam Secretary. He previously won an Emmy for his work on the first season of Damages. Other regular and recurring roles include True Blood, Big Love, Heroes, 24, Oz, and six happy seasons on the Baltimore based Homicide: Life on the Street, in addition to many TV movies and guest appearances.
Feature films include Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Argo, Seven Psychopaths, The Bourne Legacy, In Bruges, The Hoax, Dogville, Unfaithful, Black Hawk Down, Hannibal, Dancer in the Dark, A Civil Action, and Donnie Brasco.
His many stage credits have earned him three Tony nominations and a Drama Desk Award and include American, UK, and world premieres of works by Greg Pierce, Martin McDonagh, Joe Penhall, Neil LaBute, Richard Nelson, David Hare, Neil Simon, Athol Fugard, and Caryl Churcill.
He is a graduate of Yale University and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
About NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals living with a mental health condition, their families, and communities through education, support, and advocacy.
NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore is a NAMI affiliate serving Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Our staff, board, and dedicated volunteers work together to raise awareness and provide essential support programs.
Since NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore’s founding in 1983, we have established ourselves as the local voice on mental illness. NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore piloted many of NAMI’s Signature education programs here in Baltimore. Today, we continue to develop innovative resources and community education tools that improve the lives of people affected by mental illness and their families. We have grown to serve more than 8,000 individuals and family members annually.