Made possible by Drexel University's College of Arts & Sciences. Proudly partnered with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Website by

Marysa Lee, story medicine and graphic design student. More information on www.marysaeve.com

Photography by

Jeffrey Stockbridge. All rights reserved. 2019. 

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In consideration of patient protection laws and the children's privacy, all photos on this site are original and only include portraits of the children at CHOP with signed photo release agreements. 

ABOUT US

COLLEGE STUDENTS IN FUNNY COSTUMES!

Story Medicine is a course, WRIT 215, offered by Drexel’s Department of English and Philosophy.

But it is so much more than that.

 

Story Medicine meets at Seacrest Studios in the lobby of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Students write and perform original plays twice a week for the kids in the hospital. These shows are broadcast live on CHOP's own closed-circuit television network, Galaxy 51.

 

This course provides students with the opportunity to collaborate with a team from all realms of study, while brightening a child’s day. The playful, educational skits offer patients a joyful distraction from the hospital experience.

ABOUT OUR TEAM

Nomi Eve

Nomi Eve teaches at Drexel University in Philadelphia, where she is the director of the new Low Residency Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing.  She inaugurated Story Medicine in the spring of 2016 with support from her own personal rockstars: Senior Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, Dr. Cyndi Rickards, Dean Donna Murasko, and the fabulous people at the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement.

Nomi is the author of two novels, Henna House and The Family Orchard, which was a Book-of-the-Month Club main selection and was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award.  She has an MFA in fiction writing from Brown University. 

If you have questions about Story Medicine, or would like to donate, please contact Nomi at nae28@drexel.edu

ERIC NEWBY

A studio & patient electronics technician for CHOP’s Child Life Education and Creative Arts Therapy Dept. Part of the Creative Media Team that brings our shows to life.

ANDREA DILLARD

A studio & patient electronics technician for CHOP’s Child Life Education and Creative Arts Therapy Dept. Part of the Creative Media Team that brings our shows to life.

KENT WYCKOFF

The leader of Production for Child Life Media Programs at CHOP. He is in charge of Patient Media & Entertainment.

NICK JUSHCHYSHYN

Nick Jushchyshyn is the Program Director of Virtual Reality & Immersive Media at Drexel University.  He and his fabulous students handle the animation component of our special film project.