Mental AS Everything Under The Microscope
For ages: 20 plus.
Contact : Matthew Briggs
“Imagine seeing courage sharing a stage with cabaret? An unassuming performance (Mental As Everything) brilliantly showcases this rare mix and it’s taken my breath away. Mental As Everything is fun, powerful and totally immersive. Don’t miss it.” Lesley Reed
Mental as everything is an original new stage concept by Melbourne based writer, musician and performer, Damon Smith. His personal, day to day experiences with a diagnosis of both OCD and Bipolar disorder, have helped Damon develop a transparency regarding his dealings with these two, widely misguided disorders and as a writer/entertainer, creating a show that blends comedy and music alongside an honest and thought-provoking, researched narrative, It seemed this would be an obvious next step in his career, not to mention a great opportunity to talk about mental illness and help spread awareness regarding it’s stigma. In this two man show, Damon and his musical cohort, Adam Coad, will take the audience on a brilliantly unique and often awkward journey inside their own heads with hilarious onstage buffoonery & songs pertaining to Mental Illness. Mental As Everything, features both original music and existing songs, written by well known artists that have experienced mental illness.
Marketing selling points
We want to help remove the stigma that is attached to certain mental disorders with humour, great music and a heartwarming narrative. MAE is for an audience that wants to be educated, entertained and invigorated with light bulb moments and transparency. A show written and performed by a talented, professional artist that has experienced the confusion and stigma related to his own diagnosis's of OCD & Bipolar. By partnering with local community initiatives and national mental health organisations pertaining to mental health, a venue can bolster the publics interest in the show.
Key audience and marketing notes
This show caters to high school students, fans of cabaret and people that have experienced mental instability first hand or have cared or lived with a sufferer of a mental disorder. Anyone that has been affected by the stigma attached to a mental disability and anyone that wants to help spread awareness regarding it should see the show. Because of it's comedic and musical stylings, MAE works as a stand alone production for audiences wanting to be entertained as well as a show that educates and enlightens, it's audiences.
Community Engagement activities
Piano Playing Workshops.
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2 x Vocal Mics, Drums miced, Piano Miced
Stage dimensions (meters)
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|Depth: 4||Wing space: 4|