Dark Matters – Play about Depression and Mental Health

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An actor sits on stage, shadowed by voices, voices who tell the actor how little he/she is worth and how he/she will never get better. The actor talks of their struggle to cope with every day life, to calm the voices going continuously in their head and how being medicated for decades feels. But the voices want to win, to drag the actor down into yet another cycle of depression. The only thing keeping the actor going is his/her children. But once they are gone, will the actor silence the voices for good? A play about depression and mental health.

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PLAY ABOUT depression and mental health

DARK MATTERS – PLAY ABOUT DEPRESSION AND MENTAL HEALTH

An actor sits on stage, shadowed by voices, voices who tell the actor how little he/she is worth and how he/she will never get better. The actor talks of their struggle to cope with every day life, to calm the voices going continuously in their head and how being medicated for decades feels. But the voices want to win, to drag the actor down into yet another cycle of depression. The only thing keeping the actor going is his/her children. But once they are gone, will the actor silence the voices for good? A play about depression and mental health.

Other plays by British playwright Dan Weatherer:

Eye to Evil eye – drama about a prison visit to a serial killer
Friends like us – Halloween horror about an ouija board

Author: Dan Weatherer

Type: One act play, semi – monologue (the voices can be removed to use script for a monologue)

Genre: Drama, play about depression and mental health

Cast: 4 actors any gender

Ages of the actors: Main over thirty, rest any

Suitable for: Teens up to watch and perform

Length: Six minutes

Set: Black box set – a single chair could, perhaps adorn the stage.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – the director can get quite creative with the characters of The Voices – they can be on or offstage, mirror the actor or even slither like demons on the ground.

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Copyright © June 2021 Dan Weatherer and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays about mental health:

Dr Reason – sci-fi script about mental health and mind control
Flat – a two act drama about being sucked down the road of conspiracy theories
Never Alone – a play about teen depression 

PLAY ABOUT DEPRESSION AND MENTAL HEALTH

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