Don’t Stop Me Now: A Story of Theatre and Anxiety

Don’t Stop Me Now: A Story of Theatre and Anxiety

May is Mental Health Awareness month and in the community of theatre, art and performance, now is more of a time than ever where it is being talked about. 

You have show such as Dear Evan Hansen  and now Be More Chill that deal with topics such as anxiety and depression. And I, your writer is just one of many people who have anxiety. 

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The Actor and Mental Health

The Actor and Mental Health

The work of the theatre requires us to be vulnerable. It requires us to bare our souls, and to open ourselves up to the collaborative experience we have with our partners. A lot of actors are empathetic people, who can feel and vibe off of the emotions of others. This can also be very draining. It causes us to be somewhat more sensitive, and if we are not treating our mental health with same effort as other things and putting it at the back burner, you’re going to find yourself at a breaking point.

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