Dr. Rappaport acknowledges that she may be tempting fate by taking her tender recovery so public with Regeneration—in October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Yet she says, “This is what the living do.… I live in my body. My body tells the story.” After the reading, there will be a Q&A with the audience and the playwright.


Dr. Nancy Rappaport is an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a child psychiatrist at the Cambridge Health Alliance. She has worked for 23 years with the Cambridge Public Schools at a school-based health center, where she develops concrete strategies for struggling students and offers professional development for teachers. Dr. Rappaport’s memoir, In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother's Suicide, received the Julia Ward Howe Book Award from the Boston Authors Club. She’s co-author of The Behavior Code, a guidebook for teachers who work with challenging kids.


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