A Lesson In Swimming

Written & performed by Michael Shutt
Direction & dramaturgy by Diana Wyenn

Every Stroke is Different.

In 2015, more than 750,000 Americans experienced strokes. Approximately 600,000 survived. This is one survivor’s story.

Hilarious and poignant, A LESSON IN SWIMMING takes you inside writer/performer Michael Shutt’s brain as it “breaks” and invites you to experience how deep the cracks really go. Left partially blind, partially paralyzed, and partial to chocolate pudding, Michael sets out on a quest to put the pieces of his broken brain back together and ultimately discovers that what he perceived to be “broken” might actually have been cracked open.



Michael Shutt


Michael Shutt – Himself

Diana Wyenn – Director

Michael Friedlander – Stage Manager

Avery Reagan – Lighting Designer

John Zalewski – Sound Designer

Sara Wagner – Key Art

Peak behind the curtain at the making of “A lesson in Swimming”. Click here
Also, be sure to listen to the audio production of “A lesson in Swimming”. Click here