Mental Health Facilities. Funding Cuts. Family Dinners. Anyone has the potential to crack.
New mum Nadia is at crisis point and checks into the Head to Heath facility for some much needed respite. This new age facility provides free, around the clock mental healthcare as well as deluxe spa treatments, facials, yoga, cocktails and more… but is it all too good to be true?
Drawing upon real stories and interviews, this new work by Girls Act Good explores the often grotesque nature of mental health treatment for women over time, and aims to shine a light on women’s resilience in such circumstances, shedding shame and stigma for the future.
“Well researched and very well written” – Melbourne Observer
“All the performers demonstrate a vast array of skill and talent” – Stage Whispers
“Girls Act Good Acting Up Beautifully” – FilmInk
Content Warnings: Mental Illness, suicide and self-harm, pregnancy/ childbirth, Post Natal Depression, depictions of violence, discussion of abuse and sexual assault, sexism and misogyny, course language, hateful language directed at religious figures.
Production by Girls Act Good
Written by Lisa Dallinger and Jennifer Monk
Directed by Jennifer Monk
Research & Creative Development by Lisa Dallinger, Jennifer Monk and Shanon Kulupach in association with Girls Act Good
Cast: Jennifer Monk, Lisa Dallinger, Laura Jane Turner, Joss McClelland, Sophie Lampel
Dramaturg: Perri Cummings
Voice Coach: Lisa Dallinger
Marketing/ Production Manager: Emma Caldwell
Lighting Design: Canada White
Production Design: Constance Washington and Jennifer Monk
Composer & Sound Designer: Lyndon Horsburgh
Technical Operator: Shane Grant
Image by Darren Gill