Therapy In Hell

A Zoom play presented by Fake Newspaper Theatre Company

Morgan, a disillusioned, burnt-out therapist, finds themselves sent straight to Hell after death. Instead of being tortured, however, they are thrust into becoming the face of a new initiative – therapy for demons? Will Morgan be able to help their new demonic clients when they can’t even help themself? With a cast of denizens – hellish, heavenly and otherwise – Therapy in Hell explores mental health and how it is often neglected in day-to-day life. This is a show about facing ones’ demons, both metaphorical and literal, and learning to take care of yourself and the people who rely on you. So take some time out of your daily torture program to come and treat yourself to a little therapy.

Therapy In Hell was first performed during Mudfest 2021 on Saturday 7th August. It will be performed in-person in Union House Theatre’s Guild Theatre at the end of September 2021. Production team call outs are currently open and you can apply here.

For more information, email fakenewspapertheatre@gmail.com
Production team applications close Friday August 27th August.

 

Content warnings: discussion of and depiction of death, confronting discussions regarding mental health, religious iconography (demons and angels, hell as a setting), discussion of torture, alcohol and other poisons, familial issues.

Credits

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director, Writer, Production Manager: Marcie Di Bartolomeo (they/them)
Stage Manager: Erik Havryluk (he/him)
Makeup Designer, Assistant Stage Manager: Charlotte Rose Armstrong (she/her)
Production Assistant: Simran Monga (she/her)
Lighting Designer: Finn McHenry (he/him)
Set Designer: Oliver Ross (he/him)
Costume Designer: Genevieve Byrne (she/her)
Welfare Officer: James Robertson (he/him)
Mentor: Amy Spurgeon (she/her)

PERFORMERS
Morgan: Meenakshi Sunu (she/her)
Lucifer: George Karapetsas (he/him)
Amon: Nahean Tanisha Khan (she/her)
Charlie: Mirnalini Dirghar (they/she)
Azazel: Elliot O’Donoghue (he/him)
Adler: Aamir Akbarally (he/him)
Cassiel: Christina Savopoulos (she/her)
Grace: Stacey Carruthers (she/her)

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.