“We gonna blow something up or what?”
Four women meet in a cave to plan the ultimate act of environmental activism. They rage against climate change. They rage against men. They rage against each other. But a mysterious illness squeezes the anger out of their brains, one by one.
The Cave of Spleen explores the complexities of eco-feminism, female rage and chronic pain, and asks: is the expectation for women to suppress their anger the reason our bodies are crumbling into the ocean?
The Cave of Spleen radically looks at the climate crisis through the lens of disability and eco-feminism. Creating the work was an opportunity for the playwright to consider her own chronic pain and draw links to her relationship with anger as a woman.
PLAYWRIGHT: Laura Collins
DIRECTOR: Stéphanie Ghajar
PERFORMERS: Heather Riley, Bronwen Coleman, Amelia Jane
PRODUCER: Emily Pates-Star
DRAMATURG: Alanah Guiry
1hr 30 min (no interval)
August 2nd, 2023
August 12th, 2023
Explosives Factory (Theatre Works)
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