ACCIDENTALLY BRAVE Produced by Steven Soderbergh to Screen in NYC

Accidentally Brave NYC Announcement

This special event will take place on Tuesday April 16, 2024, at the DGA New York Theater.

(New York – April 4, 2024) Meadows Behavioral Healthcare is proud to announce a special New York screening of Accidentally Brave starring Maddie Corman. The film was produced by Steven Soderbergh, from a screenplay by Maddie Corman, and directed by Kristin Hanggi. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Corman; Jason E. Alexander; Gary Katz, LCSW, CSAT; and Jen Acker, LCSW, CSAT, moderated by The Meadows’ Stefanie Carnes, PhD, CSAT. This special event will take place on Tuesday April 16, 2024, at the DGA New York Theater (110 West 57th Street), with doors opening at 6pm and the screening beginning at 7pm. Tickets are free, with advance registration required. They are available now by visiting

What do you do when your husband of two decades and the father of your three children is suddenly revealed to have a shameful and disturbing secret? Accidentally Brave is Maddie Corman’s courageous, unflinchingly honest story of what happens when a familiar world falls apart. Based upon her one-woman show of the same name, and with raw vulnerability and unexpected humor, Maddie delivers a moving tale of perseverance and hope as the unthinkable tests her marriage, family, and values. Simultaneously a confession, a share, and an examination of what it means to navigate a world without certainty, Maddie goes beyond the salacious headlines to recount a story of growth and healing which could easily have destroyed her, revealing how, despite the odds, she and her husband have managed to stay together.

“I truly meant for this piece to be something that heals and helps and provides some kind of service,” shared playwright and performer Maddie Corman. “It comes from a place of deep pain and unimaginable loneliness and a burning desire to shine a light on the secrets that keep us sick and tell the stories that are scary to tell and to remind one another of the grace that can sneak in when one’s heart is cracked open.”  

“Maddie is masterful at expressing the devastating impact of betrayal,” says Meadows Senior Fellow Stefanie Carnes, PhD. “With her use of side-splitting humor and gut-wrenching honesty, she takes viewers on a journey of trauma, resilience, perseverance, and hope.  She is truly a gifted artist and will be an incredible inspiration to partners healing from betrayal.”   

Additional screenings are scheduled for Austin, Texas in June and Chicago, Illinois in August, also sponsored by Meadows Behavioral Healthcare.


Meadows Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) is a network of specialized behavioral healthcare programs, individualized addiction recovery centers, and acute psychiatric care centers located throughout the United States. An industry leader, MBH provides evidence-based treatment for people struggling with trauma, drug and alcohol addiction, sex addiction, eating disorders, mental health issues, and co-occurring conditions. Their full continuum of programs and services deliver personalized treatment plans to people from all walks of life, meeting them at their point of need to help achieve long-term recovery. This treatment approach rooted in decades of clinical experience treating childhood and relational trauma, addiction, eating disorders, and mental health issues has established a strong foundation of trust among patients, referring healthcare partners and the local communities served. For more information on all of Meadows Behavioral Healthcare’s treatment services, visit, or call 800-244-4949.



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