Mental Health is Everyone’s Health
This new community-based project has had Sarasvàti’s artists team up with Artists in Health Care, Red Threads Playback Theatre and the Selkirk Mental Health Centre as well as working with multiple community organizations such as the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society. Workshops and research occurred in the fall of 2015 and readings of the work in progress took place in the spring of 2016.
We are grateful to everyone who contributed their stories and to all who came out to the staged reading to provide feedback. Rewrites are underway!
The next phase of the Mental Health Project is Shattered – an adaptation for and about youth. With the support of the Winnipeg Foundation and Enterprise Foundation, it will tour to high schools in Winnipeg and surrounding areas in fall of 2016. With Shattered, teens won’t just see a play. They will have a chance to become completely emerged in the story as they work together to explore solutions to the mental health challenges the characters face.
To book Shattered or get more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In May 2017 we will then fully produce the complete play, Breaking Through, and hope to tour it to Selkirk. Stay tuned for more details.