The Mushroom Cure
Adam Strauss is a writer and performer based in NYC. He won the Leffe Craft Your Character Storytelling Competition and the New York Fringe Festival’s Overall Excellence Award for Solo Performance. He is also a stand-up comedian who performs throughout the US and the UK. Strauss received his BA in psychology from Brown University.
Adam Strauss’ Off-Broadway hit The Mushroom Cure to The Marsh, San Francisco AND Berkeley. Inspired by a scientific study showing that hallucinogenic mushrooms may cure obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Strauss embarked on a program of vigilante psychopharmacology. The true tale of Strauss’ hilarious, harrowing, and heartrending attempts to treat his debilitating OCD with psychedelics, The Mushroom Cure was named a Critics’ Pick by Time Out New York, which called it “riveting… true-life tour de force,” hailed by The New York Times as “mining a great deal of laughter from disabling pain,” and awarded 3.5/4 stars by the Chicago Tribune, which praised it as “arrestingly honest and howlingly funny.”