In 2017, after a lifetime of wearing a mask, I took it off. I checked myself into a facility to treat depression. My time there allowed me to let go of my programming: Everything is ok. I’m fine. I can deal with this on my own.
Admitting to my struggles with mental health has been the single greatest thing I have done, also, the most confronting. Ever since, I have listened to and read thousands of poems. I have also been brought immeasurable comfort by embracing music.
This isn’t a play; these are the poems and songs that saved my life, in the company of some of my best friends rocking a live band, as theatre/cabaret. I want to contribute to the eradication of the stigma attached to mental health by standing up and sharing this with you. And don’t worry. This will be f***ing entertaining.