When Glenn presents at the emergency room, alone and unable to communicate, frustrated medical staff debate what to do next. After all, what does he have to offer the world? What follows is Glenn’s imaginative journey as he ultimately confronts what it means to be different in today’s society.
Who decides what makes life worth living? Inspired by true events in the lives of our ensemble members, Chrysalis is a daring new work from independent theatre company Midnight Feast. It is our life-affirming and defiant response to the pervasive idea that people would be “better dead than disabled”.
Midnight Feast theatre that unites are committed to increasing diversity and vitality in the Australian Arts Industry. We do this through offering high quality opportunities for people with disabilities in the arts across all stages of creative development. Chrysalis is about living in a cocoon, isolated with the possibility of being reborn.This show tells a lived story and gives a voice to those who are often not heard or respected in today's society. We seek to break down the barriers of communication formerly seen as uncomfortable through presenting a window into the life experiences of somebody with high support needs.’
We are performing four shows at the Opera House over the 16th and 17th of November. We are well on track with our script development- we’re very excited to be working with acclaimed playwright Stephen Sewell, who is assisting in the writing process- but we have a long way to go to move from page to stage.
Your generous support will fund the various production costs (including sound, lighting, set, costume and venue hire), and help to realise our dream.
Risks and challenges
If we cannot raise the required funds, Midnight Feast will be unable to perform at the Opera House. This will undermine our core mission to provide artistic opportunities to those with disabilities. Chrysalis is an important story and we need your support to tell it!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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