In my young days in Ireland, we had Kitty the Hare, an indefatigable, indomitable teller of hair-raising improbable tales. We, now, have Kitty McKay, a vivacious, straight-down-the-middle raconteur of true hair-raising tales begotten of her own mental illness – and most breath-taking of all, the human being she has become – despite or maybe because of the travails brought on by her mental illness. Ultimately, though, Kitty’s spirit shines through, and her all-too-true tale is one of transcendence and triumph.”
Peer Recovery Specialist
The one-woman show, Dangerously High, hit great heights yesterday when the auditorium at the Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center came alive with interest and awe as Ms. Kitty McKay presented her unabashed and unadulterated dramatic memoir live on stage. Kitty’s story was extremely intriguing and her observations about her own mania were quite thorough as she recounted her life and times, the good, the bad, and the off the wall.
Although most of her adult life was turbulent with manic episodes resulting in hospitalization and even homelessness, the part of her story so inspiring to hear was her recovery story. Kitty went on to earn a MA in expressive therapy from Lesley College and found employment and success in child care and as a public school teacher.”
Chuck Weinstein. LMHC, NCC, MA
Director Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community
Beautifully told with poise and humor.”
Metro Suburban Recovery Learning Community
It was riveting!”
Director, The Renaissance Clubhouse for the Mentally Ill
I cannot adequately express my gratitude to you for premiering your show at the Boston Resource Center. I admire your courage and perseverance both in your show and in your recovery journey. You are a Real Inspiration.”
Director, Boston Resource Center
You are helping me more than you know.”
An important voice in the recovery movement.”
Michael Mack, Poet, playwritght, and performer.
Creator of ” Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues”