What Would Flo Do?
A Documentary Play
Cynthia A. Phillips
Pat Donohoe, Barbara Dossey, and Deva- Marie Beck
What Would Flo Do? Takes audiences into the world of nurses today and into the world of Florence Nightingale in her later years as a thought-leader, statistician, change agent and the founder of Nursing. Leveraging the latest digital technology, we will create animation and special effects that take audiences in the memories of Florence Nightingale and the young nurse she advises through a sort of Through the Looking Glass portal. We will use Zoom Conference capabilities to create live performances and integrate the immersive pieces into this documentary play. In addition, we have created this format so that when safe, we can stage the play live and to empower communities to stage the play themselves live. The premiere is planned for December 22, 2020 in coordination of the Thank a Nurse Campaign sponsored by the Nightingale 2030 Resilience Fund. This play is the first in a series with additional showings planned for 2021 and beyond.