A New Stage Play Tackles Athletes and Concussions

Can the repeated brain injuries suffered by some athletes cause problems with brain function later in life? A new play, Headstrong, opening next week in New York, looks at athletes and concussions, and the high price some athletes end up paying for playing the game.

Segment Guests

Jeffrey S. Kutcher

Jeffrey S. Kutcher is the director of Michigan NeuroSport and the chair of the sports neurology section of the American Academy of Neurology. He’s also an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

William Carden

William Carden is the artistic director of the Ensemble Studio Theater and the director of Headstrong, a play about concussions and athletes). He’s based in New York, New York.

Ron Canada

Ron Canada is an actor in New York, New York who played a supporting role in the play Headstrong, about concussions.

Annegret Dettwiler-Danspeckgruber

Annegret Dettwiler-Danspeckgruber is an associate research scholar at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.