Brave Heroes & Hidden Demons
A devised dark comedy that explores depression, suicide and how those suffering cope, through the lense of a Dungeons & Dragons session.
Dungeons and Dragons role-play is used as a safe environment to experience confronting intense emotions whilst indulging in the escapist world of fantasy. It will allow us to tell an emotional story about grief and mental illness against an exciting, fantastical backdrop, continuing our practise of exploring serious subjects in a safe, light hearted way.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, an important collective lesson for us has been human connection and the value of digital communication. Being in lockdown has exaggerated symptoms of depression, therefore, now is the time to discuss it.
As suicide “rates among the under 25s have generally increased in recent years”, we want to use Brave Heroes and Hidden Demons as a platform to inspire conversations about Mental Health in our audience, to foster the human connection which we now know is so important. Future engagement activity with this project will offer this platform and resources for those who require additional support.
If you would like to support us through the development of this project, follow the link below to our crowdfunding page, or if you feel you could help in other ways, or just want to find out more, feel free to contact us via our email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us here.