Discovery Day - Bedlam Showcase
Innovative local companies unite to present a showcase of ground-breaking work as part of The REP's Wellbeing Discovery Day.
- 12:00pm Fierce presents To Care by Louisa Robbins (35 minutes)
How do you distract yourself from negative thoughts? Herbal tea, meditation, booze, bubble baths? Louisa shares her musings away from the therapist's chair. Watch as she tries to cope, to care and not to disappear.
Louisa Robbins is a live artist and writer. a sad girl who projects her feelings on to glitter and gold and a queer black British (African) woman who is forever ticking boxes. Passionate about the alternative, the untraditional and the awkward; Louisa is intent on making art that explores the beauty in ritual, intimacy and the self (self-care, self-harm, self-esteem).
- 1:00pm Artrix presents Hyped by Outspoken (30 minutes)
An interactive, digital, grime performance about issues of mental health for young people aged 13-18 years.
Outspoken are the resident company of emerging artists based at Artrix arts centre, making new work for and with young people around issues of health and well-being.
- 2:00pm Women & Theatre presents Stuff by Janice Connolly (30 minutes)
Developed from research and written & performed by Janice Connolly, this scratch performance of STUFF promises to be an interactive and uplifting show that accurately reflects the experiences of people who identify as hoarders.
- 3:00pm The Boy Only We See. Written and Directed by Sam Holley-Horseman (A script in hand rehearsed reading - 20mins and discussion)
“And the guilt seeped back in like an all consuming fog.
It took weeks to filter some of it away and see my beautiful boy again.
And yet some of that fog will now always remain. It will always feel my fault.”
The play explores the incredible daily battle parents face to gain diagnosis, recognition and support for their child with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), a less recognised Autism Spectrum Disorder.
All day ticket £5.