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Date posted: 17 February 2017

Image shown: Cracks presented by DkIT Student Counselling Service and Quintessence Theatre Company

Cracks, a powerful piece of devised theatre produced by Quintessence theatre company in partnership with DkIT Student Counselling Service, explores the issue of mental illness in Ireland. The show will take place as part of the Fit4Life programme on 30 March 2017 in the MacAnna Theatre, Dundalk Institute of Technology. 

Cracks is a darkly comical and deeply moving new play exploring a young woman’s journey with anxiety and depression. Devised by Quintessence theatre company, An Tain Arts Centre’s Company-In-Residence, the play is directed by Anna Simpson, a Creative Associate of the Pleasance and Practitioner with the Globe, London. This brand new work seeks to expose the lived experience of battling a severe mental illness in an inefficient and unsympathetic system through the eyes of one young woman.

The partnership came about via DkIT’s Student Counselling team who, after seeing the performance, realised that the play could potentially bring many new insights on mental health to the student population.

This production is free and bookings can be made via Eventbrite:

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