When I first signed on to write "Mr. Analysand," my original remit was actually to search out psychology-related experience that were open to the public, in NYC and elsewhere.
More than two years later, I'm finally doing that! I was very excited to find out about a fascinating production taking place in NYC this week, through September 25th called "Hans: A Case Study" presented by Hans Project and writer/director David Pilot.
A multi-media play followed by a nightly panel discussion, "Hans: A Case Study" has plenty of incentive for the psychologically-minded to get out to the Upper West Side.
Below are full details from the production's Website. For more information, visit them at www.hansproject.com.
Hans: A Case Study
David Pilot and Hans Project are proud to present, "Hans: A Case Study" based on Sigmund Freud's 1909 landmark case study Little Hans, Analysis of Phobia in a Five Year-Old Boy. Hans is a hero's tale of a young boy's escape from the imposition of neurosis into revelation of self.
Hans' parents agreed to observe and report on the psychological and emotional development of their first child as encouraged by Freud. Although recent evidence of trauma, abuse and boundary violation have surfaced, the case history first served to introduce Freud's developmental theories, including the Oedipal Complex, Castration Complex, Penis Envy and the notion of the sexual fantasy life. The ripple effects of history's first child psychoanalysis still reverberate today, inspiring a re-examination of this highly controversial text.