Gremlins In Our Minds
Performance and Workshop on mental health and illness
Using characters based on real life testimonies of mental illness, (from Mad Tom Theatre’s Five Star show ‘Altered Minds, Altered Realities’ and also from ‘Frankenstein: Man or Monster’) we give an insight into what it’s like to live with a mental illness. We then use the character and the experiences and imaginations of the participants to explore and understand their own minds and lives.
The aim is:
to give the candidates a knowledge or a feeling of what it is like for the person who has conditions.
to make them more familiar with the conditions and therefore more comfortable in being around them and more empathy
to learn something of the indications or symptoms that might present in people with these conditions.
A selection of characters and diagnoses can be used depending on the make-up of the participants from: Chris who hears voices; Aled who has high anxiety; Larry who has bipolar disorder; Igor who has OCD and Elizabeth who has an eating disorder.
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To read some of the stories created at our workshops visit stories page.