I Can Breathe Underwater is an original and collaboratively devised show that explores depression and its vicious outcomes within a generation. When a seventeen year old, ends his own life - worlds fall apart.
His best mate
His new friend
A party. A good one. Not a big one. When a dead body is found in the pool five people enter into a journey they never could have imagined. Grief takes its toll on these people in very different yet distinct ways. Grief seeps its way through this family, taking on ever changing forms, breaking relationships, building new ones, causing fights and making love.
The show has two halves to the story that are seamlessly interwoven, examining the party at which the tragic accident occurs and the grief that cripples a family.
In Australia, someone commits suicide every four hours. In WA 3 out of every 4 suicides are males aged 15 - 24. More people commit suicide in this country than die in car accidents
As emerging artists, we are the demographic that the show is examining, we are an authentic voice that can accurately represent a generation. We each have been exposed, in varying degrees, to youth suicide and had to deal with the grieving process - now we want to share our experiences and make a difference.
Why is life for a young person living in middle-class Western Australia in the twenty-first century so bad, they would want to end their own life?
How do you cope with the grief that this unimaginable event creates?
Coming December 2014.
I Can Breathe Underwater
Photographer: Claudia Mancini
TCRF are looking for an Assistant Director and a Producer to join the team for I Can Breathe Underwater our next mainstage production, coming to a pool near you!
Understanding of our work and company ethos
Experience in the independent arts industry
Proactive and professional demeanour
Estimated time commitment:
Project specific (three month commitment of varying levels), with the potential of ongoing company involvement.
To be negotiated, we are happy to discuss this with you on an individual basis.
Please send your expression of interest to email@example.com by 5PM July 4, 2014.