Can madness ultimately deliver us from a mad world? This is one of many questions that artist Kagan Goh confronts in Surviving Samsara, a courageous and intimate work that delves deeply into one artist's experience of mental illness
Date/Time: Nov 1 2018, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pmVancouver, Orpheum Annex | Event calendar
A preview of a work-in-progress, this event is a staged reading and talkback. Light refreshments will be served after the show.
Surviving Samsara offers a powerful and compelling glimpse into artist Kagan Goh‘s personal struggles with manic depression, and his journey towards recovery, acceptance and unconditional self-love. The work brings together acting, spoken word, and audiovisuals to expose the damaging effects of the stigma of mental illness, and explores manic depression not only as a disorder, but as a spiritual emergence -- a vehicle for personal growth, healing and transcendence.
Written, performed and co-produced by Kagan Goh
Co-written, directed, and dramaturged by Scott Swan
Audiovisuals by Jordan Dowler-Coltman
Co-produced by Cinevolution Media Arts Society
We gratefully acknowledge the generous support from the City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver and the Kettle Friendship Society.