Barlow Respiratory Hospital

For more than a century, Los Angeles’ Barlow Respiratory Hospital has guided its patients and California to “breathe easier.” Catch Your Breath examined the intersection of art and learning through the fundamental act of breathing. Designed as an artistic journey through the environs of the hospital, the performance guided the audience through the 110-year-old facility and drew from specific patients’ stories to recovery. Traveling through bungalows, libraries, and historic halls, Catch Your Breath portrayed the life-changing, healing, and compassionate atmosphere found within Barlow. Photo Credit: Kaitlyn Pietras & Adeline Newmann.