IN THE STILL DEPTHS OF THE FOREST

A performance about life and death and young people's thoughts concerning taking your own life

 

Mira was only 13 years old – when she took her own life.

She left: a Mother, a Father, a Brother, a Cat and two Guinea Pigs, a Big Family, Classmates.

And a 69 pages long Diary.

 

Mira’s diary is the foundation for a visual and auditive performance, where the audience is invited into Mira’s universe, where they meet her and listen to her thoughts about herself and her world.

Thoughts we might all have but also reflections with a destructive and potentially deadly character.

 

Almost 13 % of all 15-year-olds have thoughts about suicide – and still it is a big taboo in our society. Many young people with these thoughts say that it helps just to have someone to listen to you. It is essential for them to be heard. Mira did not share her thoughts in time with anybody. We hope this performance will help others to have the courage to do that. And to not feel ashamed.

FROM 13 YEARS

DURATION: 60 MIN

 

AVAILABLE LANGUAGE: 

ENGLISH & DANISH

"..when Isa Marie Henningsen goes out to one of the young people in the audience and asks them if she can hold their hand, her question is answered as if it’s the most natural in the world by a single outstretched hand. As if promising to all in the room, that if you just ask for help, you can reach so much more”

KULTURMOR

"..the title and the use of the song there from is in its self significantly well chosen. The first verse of the song is sang during the play and points towards the final strophe (‘there is idyllic, quiet peace/in the forest’s solitude/and the longing of the heart is still here/ where peace and stillness reigns’) with goose bump inducing intensity back to or into the solar plexus of the performance.”

TEATERAVISEN

"“At the heart of it, the young actress Isa Marie Henningsen gives a moving and vulnerable voice to the 13-year-old Mira Mobeck’s diary entries in the time up to her suicide. (..) intense and serious theatre about depression and suicide”

INFORMATION

PERFORMERS:

Isa Marie Henningsen

Anna Roemer

MANUSCRIPT:

Leiv Arne Kjøllmoen

DIRECTOR:

Leiv Arne Kjøllmoen

SET DESIGN:

Nathalie Mellbye

SOUND:

Emil Assing Høyer

LIGHTNING:

Jakob Ebbe

PHOTOS BY:

David Trood

CREDITS

TEATRET FAIR PLAY

 

Teatret FAIR PLAY create plays showing the world as it is here and now. Quality work with resonance and meaning and a broad repertoire: From the epic and dramatic, to the musical and poetic. We focus on new writing and on the telling of a good story.

For more info see www.fairplay.dk

c/o Teatret Gruppe 38
Irma Pedersens Gade 222
DK-8000 Aarhus C

Tel: +45 8613 5311

info@danishplus.dk

© 2019 by Teatret Gruppe 38

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