#CanadaPerforms Live Reading of STILL/FALLING May 7, 2020 1PM PST/4PM EST

We're excited to announce that we will be doing a live reading of Rachel Aberle's award-winning play STILL/FALLING on Facebook as a part of #CanadaPerforms! #CanadaPerforms is an initiative started during the COVID-19 pandemic to highlight the work of live performance artists, digitally.

Join us on the Green Thumb Theatre Facebook page on Thursday, May 7 at 1 PM PST/4PM EST for a live reading and discussion featuring actor Lisa Baran and playwright Rachel Aberle.

Recommended for ages 13+

**The content of this play may prove to be an intense experience for some viewers**

Click here for more details.

Many thanks to Facebook, Slaight Music, RBC Foundation, SiriusXM Canada, National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts and Canada Performs for this opportunity to share STILL/FALLING!

Photo of actor Lisa Baran in rehearsals for STILL/FALLING at Manitoba Theatre for Young People. Set by Ken MacDonald.

About the play:

STILL/FALLING has been performed 189 times for 46,791 audience members since it first premiered in 2015.

Nina has a great life. She loves her family, she does well in school, and her friends are awesome. But suddenly Nina starts feeling… off, and she finds herself slipping into a dark reality she cannot understand, let alone articulate to the people around her. STILL/FALLING follows Nina as she tries to come to terms with what it means to struggle with anxiety and depression, and to rise above it with as much strength, and as few scars, as possible. A realistic, honest and bitingly funny look at the difference between ‘teen angst’ and mental illness and the ways vulnerable kids can start to find their way out of the dark.

Recommended for ages 13+

**The content of this play may prove to be an intense experience for some viewers**

The main character’s portrayal is an honest, open, and candid representation of a teen with anxiety, depression, and displays non-suicidal self-harm. Please be advised that some scenes may be emotionally triggering to some viewers.

The pre and post performance discussion questions and exercises in our study guide may be valuable to support immediate and long-term well being and self-care. There are also links to useful resources at the end of the guide. The STILL/FALLING study guide can be downloaded here.

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