Fear, stigma, stress, panic, voices, trauma, anxiety, secrets, tiredness…Hope.
Seven people with mental health challenges sharing their powerful, personal stories and a special song.
Birdman is frightened. Sally needs people to listen. Jill’s trauma is in her backpack. Young Lizzie stopped eating. Dave’s sick with panic. Louise hears voices. And how did Michael end up in a locked psychiatric ward?
Their compelling true stories are honoured and the unyielding power of Hope celebrated in The Hope Song, a verbatim theatre project. The words spoken by the actors are the words spoken by seven people with mental health challenges who shared their insights and experiences with writer Janet Brown.
- Verbatim theatre
- 4 female, 3 male
- 16 to 18, 18+
- teen, young adult, adult
- Australian Script Centre