Interrupting a Crisis: New Storytelling Show Tackling Anxiety
Ribs presents INTERRUPTING A CRISIS 16 MAY-3 JUNE 2017 at THE BLUE ROOM THEATRE
Up-and-coming theatremaker Georgina Cramond combines her remarkable personal storytelling and music skills in a new show that tells the true story of a young woman who learned to songwrite her way out of anxiety.
Georgina didn’t know what was happening to her when she started hitting emotional lows at an alarming rate, with her thoughts spinning round in a figure eight. It wasn’t until she dusted off an old electric keyboard and started playing that she found relief.
“This show features surprisingly catchy folk-pop songs that I wrote during some of the lowest points in my mental health battles,” Georgina elaborates. “Anxiety is a condition that feeds off silence; so talking about it helped me to become less afraid and realise that it’s actually a really common thing.”
A singer-songwriter, Georgina’s music plays a big hand in Interrupting a Crisis, “It’s music stripped back to the core of what I believe you need in a good song; powerful words on a bed of simple but effective accompaniment.”
Georgina’s skill in storytelling became apparent during a workshop with Barefaced Stories Co-Creator, Andrea Gibbs, who is a mentor on the work. Gibbs says, “Georgina’s stories are so vulnerable and honest. She makes the audience feel like we’re all in a special little club of super secrets. I keep going back for more like. It’s like AA, but less ashtrays.”
Ribs, Georgina’s solo music project, started out as the occasional open mic night but has since performed around Perth live music venues such at the Moon, Mojos and the Rosemount and has played for the Propel Youth Art Festival and the City of Nedlands Emerge Youth Art Awards in 2016.
Funny, uplifting, and for the two million Australians who experience anxiety, Interrupting a Crisis is told with vulnerability and original music, and is undeniably relatable.
This is not the story of a crisis but an interruption of one.
For more information, please visit http://blueroom.org.au/events/interrupting-a-crisis/