This fall, Goat in the Road Productions (GRP), a local theatre company, is presenting its new original play, Numb. Numb, presented in association with the Cachet Art and Culture Program and the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum (NOPM), explores the complicated history of anesthesiology and 19th century medicine. Numb looks at the ecstasy and intoxication of drugs that alter human consciousness in a quest for pain-free surgery, and the often forgotten human stories that accompany advancement.
Besides just a theatre work, Numb has also been a collaboration with local pain experts and public health thinkers with the aim to create a conversation about the changing understanding of pain and its relief. One of the ways GRP is doing this is by creating four podcasts that explore this theme. Nolavie will be releasing these podcasts every Wednesday starting on October 22nd with the final podcast on Wednesday, November 12.
Here’s Podcast #1, an aural tour of the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum: