The World Premiere of An Acute Psychotic Episode was performed at the Brighton Festival Fringe on 18th May 2008.
Good humoured, confessional, raw, honest, poetic & in parts shocking – based on Fast Train Approaching…Steve Walter’s personal account of nervous breakdown challenges common perceptions.
It also featured another Steve – singer/songwriter Steve Antoni www.steveantoni.com
AN ACUTE PSYCHOTIC EPISODE
a brief but profound disorder of the mind
for me it all began when I discovered something very strange and crunchy in my cappuccino…
1 in 4 of us will experience some kind of mental health problem (tho’ typically much less severe) during the course of a year.
Psychosis: characterised by loss of insight, with symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions.
Delusions: false beliefs, totally out of keeping with a person’s social and religious background, but held with complete conviction.
My vision is one of mental ill health being discussed freely in every part of the country, over coffee, over a pint, without stigma, judgement or gossip.
An Acute Psychotic Episode played at the Komedia Studio, Gardner Street, Brighton on Sunday 18th May at 3.30pm to a warm, welcoming audience of some seventy people.
In association with ‘Stand to Reason’ – a “Stonewall” for mental health…
£1 is being donated to rethink for every member of the audience
…there are many subtle energies which influence our lives and our becoming, and may be the inspiration of the sensitive.