In June 2015, Theater Director Gabriele Jakobi (Gabi) suffered a serious stroke while preparing to direct Chekov’s The Three Sisters for Scena Theatre in Washington, DC. As a result, her medical bills are tremendous and rising each day. Also, since she was in America when she had this stroke, many of her medical and rehabilitation bills are not being covered by her socialized healthcare in Germany. Now, Gabi has some difficulty expressing herself, which is a tremendous blow to an artist. Ultimately, when she is able to travel, she must be escorted on a plane back to Berlin for specialized rehab and care.
These setbacks have put Gabi in financial straits as she fights to recover and hopefully work in the theatre again one day. Her partner, Robert McNamara (Scena’s Artistic Director) is caring for her around the clock and helping her make ends meet, financially.
At the same time, Scena has decided to revive The Importance of Being Earnest and the production opens tomorrow night and plays through September 13th at Atlas Performing Arts Center – 1333 H Street, NE, in Washington, DC.
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Note: The article is from Scena Theatre.