In any one year 1 in 5 Australians between the age of 16 and 85 experience mental illness …
Love Me; is a new Australian work for schools and communities designed to unpack the stigma surrounding mental illness and provoke conversation over how to promote mental wellbeing.
This original, accessible work is devised and presented by our artists, some of whom have the lived experience of mental illness and prejudice. Love Me; explores the themes of mental illness and wellbeing through a series of vignettes that incorporate metaphor, humour, and personal story. It aims to demystify mental illness and also arm young people with facts and strategies to combat stigma, champion diversity and start conversations in their own lives.
Shifting between an outrageous and hilarious game show with larger than life contestants, to quieter moments of personal reflection, and an audacious sales pitch of unsolicited advice and miracle cures, Love Me; also appeals to older and diverse audiences in its raw, funny, and vulnerable storytelling.
Performance includes Auslan interpreting and some captioning.
Q&A session with the cast and creative producers after the show.