The Big White Door

A Play about life and death for kids (Big and Small)

"She felt the softness of butterfly wings beneath her and then, a rush of air, and  blueness... blueness... blueness..." -On The Wings of a Butterfly, by Marilyn Maple

Based on interviews with kids and families dealing with a terminal illness, as well as pediatric oncologists, nurses, and palliative care doctors, The Big White Door considers how we talk to kids about the end of life—and how they talk to us.

The Big White Door was created in collaboration with The Narrative Medicine Program at Columbia University, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and families dealing with a terminal illness. 

 "In many ways we are all like children when it comes to making sense of death."