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Self Preservation

August 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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“… and so we keep on keeping on keeping on keeping on.”

Self Preservation is a play about the complicated relationship that folks with a chronic illness have with the medication that keeps them alive. Partly devised and partly scripted, it peers into the lives of a year twelve student coming out of a manic episode, an up-and-coming comedian trapped in a bathroom on the verge of a seizure and an over-achiever learning to live with a rare blood disorder. In Self Preservation, taking medication becomes a radical act of self-care that proclaims: this life, my life – I – am worth living for.

Content Warnings: Coarse language, sexual references, references to mental and chronic illness, simulated injection onstage
Accessibility note: This session is audio described and Auslan interpreted, and followed by a panel on Disability in the Arts.
The Guild Theatre is wheelchair accessible.

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Written by 
Scout Boxall

Directed/devised by
Madeleine Kerr
Karla Livingstone-Pardy

Stage Manager
Ayu Maylinda

Georgina Pender
Evangeline Stoios
Eunice Zēng

Lighting Designer
Kareena Dhaliwal

Sound Designer
Moses Carr


August 25, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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