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How do you tell the difference between "teen angst" and mental illness when the line between them looks razor thin?

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Running Time:
Grades 7 +
50 min + 10 min Q&A
Spring 2022
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Curriculum Connections:
Mental Health | Self Esteem | Family Relationships | Communication
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Beaming live from our studios, directly to you!

Back by popular demand, this piece is now available featuring either a male or female actor in the lead role.

What do you do when you have a great life – wonderful family, good marks, and awesome friends – but getting up and facing each day feels like a battle? Green Thumb’s award-winning hit show offers a realistic, honest, and bitingly funny look at the difference between ‘teen angst’ and mental illness. Reimagined for a digital format in the style of a confessional online video, STILL• FALLING is performed by a single actor portraying Nina or Nick as they find themselves slipping into a dark reality they cannot understand, and as they search for a light to lead them out of the dark. In the wake of a pandemic and rising levels of depression and anxiety in young people, STILL • FALLING is a timely and important conversation starter.

Every show is performed live and is followed by a Q&A period. When you book a performance of STILL • FALLING, you also receive our comprehensive study guide, with pre and post show activities, questions, and resources for further support.

Content advisory: STILL• FALLING is an honest look at one person’s experience of anxiety and depression, and includes scenes depicting panic attacks, deep depression, and non-suicidal self-harm. Some scenes may prove to be an intense experience/emotionally triggering for some viewers.

Contact touring@greenthumb.bc.ca for more information, or to book your conversation starter today.

2022 Public Performance:

Thursday, May 5

7:30PM PDT (Nick)

Tickets $10 per device:


2022 LIVE School Showtimes:

Monday, May 2

9:30 AM PDT (Nina)

1:30 PM PDT (Nina)

Tuesday May 3

9:30 AM PDT (Nick)

1:30 PM PDT (Nick)

Wednesday, May 4

1:00 PM PDT (Nina)

Thursday, May 5

1:00 PM PDT (Nina)

Friday, May 6:

9:30 AM PDT (Nick)

1:30 PM PDT (Nick)

Pre-recorded version also available.

2022 Creative Team:

Lisa Baran as Nina

Matthew Rhodes as Nick

Playwright and Director: Rachel Aberle

Assistant Director: Leslie Dos Remedios

Company Manager: Melissa McCowell

Lighting Designer/Lighting TD: John Webber

Associate Lighting Designer: Michael Hewitt

Set Design: Ken MacDonald

Audio Engineer: Reza Saeedi

Live Stream Technician and Videographer: Peter Carlone

Discussion Facilitator: Shilpa Narayan

Post-show Discussion Participants:

May 5 evening: Dr. Lynn Miller

May 2 -6 daytime: Christina Cook (MA, RCC)

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Photos of Lisa Baran in STILL• FALLING by Rachel Aberle. Photos by Sarah Race Photography. Lighting Design by John Webber. Set Design by Ken MacDonald.

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