(NO) LEAVES ON MY PRECIOUS SELF takes the audience through the mind and daily life of an emerging actor. It explores the fascinating touch of madness a career in performing arts often offers, as well as its challenges and pitfalls. Beautifully moving between physical theatre, musical theatre and spoken word pieces, the show offers a light-hearted but deep and thought-provoking night of entertainment.
‘What a crazy paradox there is. The industry that is based on pure beauty, whether it is the beauty of people’s minds, if one writes; people’s hands, if one paints, or plays a musical instrument; people’s selves, souls, thoughts, talents, auras, energies, makes you yourself feel so ugly. Creating that beauty in any way, serving it to others, you crush your own soul, spit on it, mould it, destroy it with mind-eating doubts, hesitations, and self-beating. It celebrates flaws and imperfections, but almost never forgives you your own.’
After graduating in BA (Hons) Theatre Studies, Kate Fabray, a firm believer in creating her own career opportunities, collaborated with a British director Dan Pickard on turning her final degree performance into a short film, named ‘The Allure de Moi’. The film was received very well, and got good reviews.
(No) Leaves On My Precious Self is Kate’s debut in playwriting, and as a theatre director, and transfers to the King’s Head Theatre October 8th-13th following a successful production at The Drayton Arms Theatre.
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