A Dramatic Improvement? Theatre, performance and mental health

Natasha Morgan and Noel Greig in By George
Natasha Morgan and Noel Greig in By George

Tuesday 15th October
6.30-8.30 doors open at 6.15pm.
Refreshments will be available during the session

This event brings together artists involved in the alternative theatre movement between 1968-88 who now practice as therapists, to discuss links between theatre and mental health.

Using examples of their theatre work as a starting point, each speaker will explore connections between their artistic projects and the therapeutic work that they do with their clients. The discussion will look for relationships between performance practices such as improvisation and collaboration and the processes that therapists use in their work. It will also explore the theatrical possibilities of therapy, by asking each speaker to show an image of their own personal therapy room and explain how they ‘set the stage’ for work with their clients.

The session will also include a contribution from Ellie Harrison whose current performance project Grief Series often mirrors therapeutic encounters and aims to create a space where notions of grief and bereavement can be discussed openly.

Confirmed speakers: Natasha Morgan, Liane Aukin, Ellie Harrison and Douglas Gill in conversation with Vanessa Bartlett

The event takes place in Anson Room, St Margaret’s House Settlement, 21 Old Ford Rd, London E2 9PL.

The event is free but you must book a ticket as these events do reach capacity.

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