How To Be Well In A World That Is Sick?
Written, Created and performed by Bethan Dear.
An R&D sharing/work in progress at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival, 2019. A show about mental health.
The project was then further developed with support from the Arts Council Of Wales and also The National Lottery. It was then shared at Aberystwyth Arts Centre in April 2022. This was the first finished version of the project. The work was then developed again in 2023.
Society. A patriarchal, image obsessed, capitalist, consumer machine. A global sickness. A worldwide epidemic. Where do we run? Where can we hide?
How do we get away when all of the over culture conditioning, has seeped into, under, our very skin?
What then? Mental illness? Breakdown? Emotional instability? Burnout? Madness? Social exclusion?
How do we define what is cosnidered well or unwell? And who is given the voice to decide which is which?
Join me for a journey, from the start to the finish. From the end, back to the beginning, and then back again.
Many. Times. Over.