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Ridiculusmus Virtual Trilogy Session 1: The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

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posted on 23.06.2020, 07:18 by Richard James Talbot
The recording of the first session presented as part of a 3 Day Virtual Seminar Series with Ridiculusmus Theatre Company, about The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland.

This play is inspired by the radical treatment for psychosis ‘Open Dialogue’, depicts a family in crisis and aims to de-stigmatize and normalize psychosis. Simultaneous scenes are presented to split audiences before reversal and repetition. This generates a cognitive ‘chaos’ for audiences, gradually shifting towards recognition of the prevalence of mental crisis.

“There’s something electrifying, yet oddly reassuring about this experience. A startling piece of work that challenges how you listen and fathom what you hear” – The Guardian

Session 1 schedule:

– Welcome, instructions and introductions with Dr Richard Talbot.

– Pre-recorded extracts of the piece with live commentary from Jon Haynes and David Woods.

– Discussion with Jon Haynes, David Woods and Nick Putman: psychotherapist and certified Open Dialogue practitioner.

– An opportunity for discussion: audience Q&A.

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