CRACKED POTS: Full length, 5 Women and 2 Men
Cracked Pots examines mental illness and treatment through three interconnected stories that span over 100 years. In 1887 journalist Nellie Bly fakes insanity to investigate the treatment of women being kept in a lunatic asylum. Sixty years later, her story finds its way into the hands of a twelve year old girl, Kit, whose brother has been abandoned in a mental health institution. In the present, Katherine has to face her fears and prejudice about mental illness in order to help her grandson. Commissioned by Theatre J.