Tell us about 4.48 Psychosis.
4.48 Psychosis was written by provocative British playwright Sarah Kane during her own struggles with clinical depression and mental distress. The play, through abstract poetry, dialogues, and monologues, examines how someone can live and exist when their thoughts, body, and society aren’t on their side.
Describe your show in three words.
Poetic. Physical. Daring.
Why should someone come to see your show?
In our show, we meet Kane’s challenging and abstract script with an open heart, mind, and body. By openly sharing this journey with a cycle of depression and suicidal thoughts, we aim to bring the audience with us as we bring light into the darkness and come out the other side.
If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?
The Hulk, because he embodies the idea of a physical response to anger, anxiety, and fear.
If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival this year, besides your own, what show would that be?
Thumbtacks by Green Room Theatre, a youth group who have devised their own theatre piece about connection and the idea of “othering”.
#FringeDuJour is a peek at some of the shows coming to this year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival. We’ve asked Fringe artists to answer a few questions to entice you to see what they have to offer and to help cross-pollinate the Fringe.
For Even More Information
The 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 5-15 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.