• Ben Drysdale

Keep Calm and Panic - Short n Sweet

In August 2016, Rebus Theatre performed a new original 10 minute comedy entitled "Keep Calm and Panic" at Short n Sweet Theatre, Canberra in the Courtyard Studio at the Canberra Theatre. The piece starred Cara Matthews (Rebus Theatre Producer), Ben Drysdale (Rebus Theatre Associate Producer), and directed by Robin Davidson (Rebus Theatre Artistic Director), and addressed the effects and coping mechanisms experience by people living with anxiety. The work was written and developed by the cast and director based on the lived experiences encountered in their day to day lives while running Rebus Theatre. It featured a series of quirky coping mechanism, as well as some comical "TV commercials" selling the benefits of living with Anxiety.

Though the show didn’t make the finals of the festival it was a huge success with amazing feedback from audiences. Excerpts of the show were also performed as part of a fundraiser for Beyond Blue at Polit Bar on Friday September 16th entitled "Fck Anxiety".

#ShortSweet #KeepCalmandPanic #RebusTheatre #Anxiety #MentalHealth #MentalIllness

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