Not Yet Diagnosed (Nervous) 1918

Written, Conceived & Produced by Axis Company

Directed by Randy Sharp

March 31 - May 21, 2005

Thursdays - Saturdays at 8PM
Adults $20; Seniors/Students $10

After WWI thousands of veterans suffered from a serious mental condition the bewildered medical community labeled Shell Shock. Their complex symptoms tanged from total immobilization or a state of panic at the slightest provocation, to a complete failure even to realize that they had returned home. Doctors were unable to navigate their hallucinatory world and many soldiers received no treatment at all. In their struggle to return to a normal life what visions were endlessly replayed? What memories did they desperately try to decipher or forget? What was it like to live in this state of nervous dissolution, fear and confusion where no one was familiar and nothing seemed the same?


Featuring: Brian Barnhart, David Crabb, George Demas, Marc Palmieri, Margo Passalaqua, Jim Sterling, Ian Tooley

Director: Randy Sharp
Stage Manager: Kate Aronsson-Brown
Asst. Stage Manager: Jared Abramson
Production Design: Kate Aronsson-Brown
Set Construction: John Widger
Lighting Design: David Zeffren
Asst. Lighting Design: Amy Harper
Sound Design: Steve Fontaine
Film: Dan Hersey

Artistic Director: Randy Sharp
Executive Producer: Jeffrey Resnick
Company Manager: Brian Barnhart

  • Margo Passalaqua, Ian Tooley, David Crabb, George Demas - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • George Demas, Brian Barnhart, Ian Tooley - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • David Crabb, Margo Passalaqua - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • George Demas, Brian Barnhart, Ian Tooley, Jim Sterling - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • George Demas, Margo Passalaqua, Ian Tooley, Brian Barnhart - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Brian Barnhart, George Demas, David Crabb - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Jim Sterling, Marc Palmieri, David Crabb, Margo Passalaqua  - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Jim Sterling, Marc Palmieri, David Crabb - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Ian Tooley, Marc Palmieri, Brian Barnhart - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Ian Tooley, Margo Passalaqua, Marc Palmieri - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • NYD(N) Poster - photo by Ethan Crenson




“The taut, 55-minute piece does nothing less audacious than imagine the collapsed psychological conditions of thousands of WWI veterans. Performed with surgical precision and cool professionalism, it avoids any trace of exploitation or shock value…the acting…is uniformly solid. This is fine ensemble work. Designer Kate Aronsson-Brown deserves praise for one of the most striking sets that can currently be found Off-Off-Broadway…like technicians deactivating an explosive, the Axis Company has crafted a cool production out of volatile material.”
Theatermania