I gave a short speech about the play and my own experience of mental health at the CNHLC and Yellow Earth Mental Health Event which you can read here.
Members of the Chinese Community, some of whom work in the Mental Health sector, met at the Chinese National Healthy Living Centre for this joint event with Yellow Earth Theatre
Yellow Earth’s dramaturg, Drayton, is an adjunct professor of theatre at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. He very kindly invited me over there to work with him, alumni of the university, and his current students on ZEN (Or Shadowtrail).
As part of the New Diorama’s BAMER scheme and after receiving an Arts Council Grant, I have been fortunate enough to workshop this play with Yellow Earth Theatre Company.
I met with a friend of mine who works in the financial sector in the City of London to gain further insight into what it is like to be a British East Asian woman in the industry.
Prof Kuipers kindly met with me to talk through her research into psychosis, one of the main issues explored in the play.
In the play, the central character, Caroline, walks from London to Edinburgh as a consequence of trauma in her life but also in search of her own inner peace.
I started working on this play at a Yellow Earth writers’ surgery run by their dramaturg, Drayton Hiers