rEvolver Festival, Rendezvous with Madness Festival
Through the voices of various artists, this web-based experience explores the relationship between mental health, language, and lineage. Many awareness campaigns urge us to “break the silence.” But the question of whether - or how - to speak is complicated. Mental health discourses are shaped by particular histories, which reverberate in the present. By juxtaposing multiple perspectives, Szepty/Whispers: Dialogue aims to expand the possibilities for how we communicate about madness, trauma, and neurodivergence.
Concept by/Produced by: Veronique West
Audio Contributors: mia amir, Kagan Goh, Maya Jones, Constantin Lozitsky, Jiv Parasram, Kendra Place, & Manuel Axel Strain
Sound Design by: David Mesiha
Inclusive Design by: JD Derbyshire
Dramaturgy by Kathleen Flaherty
ASL Interpretation by: Ladan Sahraei
Production Coordination by: Brian Postalian
Beta Testers: Amy Amantea, June Fukumura, & Simran Gill
Digital Platform Realization by: The Cultch Digital Storytelling Team
Developed at PTC as part of the Associates program.
Community Partner: Theatre Replacement
*Manuel Axel Strain's audio is sound designed by Manuel Axel Strain
*Kendra Place's audio is sound designed by Jane Harms