We are sad to confirm the wonderful Tanya Dickson (Director of our hit 2013 production NSFW) has withdrawn from her position as Director of Grounded programmed in our 2014 Season.
Tanya has given us her permission to inform you that she is scheduled to undergo surgery in the USA for a rare condition called Pectus Excavatum. PE is a severe deformity of the chest wall, which places pressure on the heart and lungs, creating cardiac compression and reduced lung capacity. Tanya was born with PE but she now has 4cm between her sternum and spine and requires an operation by experts in this field, at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
The cost of the operation is over $50,000 and Tanya’s sister, Lara has organised an online support fund to help raise $25,000 to go towards the surgery. For more information about PE and Tanya’s specific case or to donate to her cause, please visit her fundraiser site here.
The Red Stitch family send our love and support to Tanya and her family and wish her a full and speedy recovery to good health. xo