A satirical tragicomedy that slips in and out of surrealism, exploring drama school and mental health.

by Frankie

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 22/05/2018

RRP  $29.70 $27.75
4F, 4M

New Aussie play HYPNAGOGISM gives voice to traumatised actors.

Come along for an insider's perspective on the strange and confusing journey that is drama school, where the line between fantasy and reality is blurred, the pain is real, and the guru is always right.

We follow drama student Michelle as she enters a nonsensical world filled with bizarre characters. There's a rabbit, a failed fortune-teller, a scumbag cigarette who only lives for seven minutes, and a child's drawing of outer space who is utterly convinced that she is an entire universe. The guru remains hidden behind a curtain, as he is a celebrity, and students would be star-struck if they could see his face.

While negotiating her way through the madness of the school, the interpersonal struggles of forced intimacy amongst the young students leave Michelle hypervigilant, and she clings to information for dear life. In an institution where pain is glorified and delusions are praised, can she make it out with her mental health intact?

A play for actors, written by a drama school dropout.
Acting techniques
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
Balter Press
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