Unmasked explores mental illness, specifically experiences of psychosis. These experiences are, at various times, both described and embodied, communicated using a combination of realistic scenes, expressive movement, and poetic text. In addition to psychosis, experiences of addiction, bipolar disorder, and racial prejudice appear in the play. Some parts of the story are set in a hospital and it does not shy away from the destructive, exploitative, abusive potential of medical institutions. The story includes representations of sexual coercion, references suicide ideation and self-harm, and touches on various family stresses that arise from (and predate) mental health struggles. The story has light and dark moments, humour as well as heaviness.
We cannot know every potential trigger, but we hope this offers you a sense of both what the show contains and how it presents it. With this in mind, we encourage you to take care of yourself however you need.
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