Five years ago, Carys nearly disappeared. They say she’s had a breakdown – but she’s fine, right?
Based on writer/performer Carys Wright’s own experiences of living with sexual trauma, How To Catch A Bear is an animated gig-theatre show about survival and resilience.
Using performance, animation and banging tunes, Carys asks how we turn fear into freedom.
Carys Wright is a theatre maker, writer and illustrator. Previous writer/performer credits include ‘Belong’ (Arcola/Lyric Hammersmith), produced by Clean Break. Carys’ writing has also been performed at Southwark Playhouse, Arcola Theatre and Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin. As an performer, credits include Black Narcissus (BBC), 100 Trillion (Southwark Playhouse/ Old Vic Workrooms) and double award-winning Empty Beds (Arcola/ Underbelly/ Hope Theatre). As an illustrator Carys has worked with Clean Break, The Lir, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Zoetis, and various zines. She is an alumni of Clean Break's Young Artist Development Programme, Soho Writer's Lab and the winner of a 1927 bursary for the creation of How To Catch A Bear.
Press & Reviews
Praise for previous work:
“Honest. Brave. Committed. Beautiful” – Lia Williams
Cast & Creative Team Writer/Performer: CARYS WRIGHT
Director: LIZ BACON
Composer: TOM ADAMS
Animator: EDALIA DAY
Dramaturg: LAURA KRESSLY