“We’re going to go on this journey together, and we’re going to come out again on the other side.
Are you ready?
Three years ago, Carys almost disappeared. They say she’s had a breakdown – she’s not sure what that means, or where she can find the parts of herself that she lost.
She does know that every night, a terrifying creature chases her through a forest. Why has it come back now, after 10 years of silence?
“I will be ready when she comes. I will be waiting here sharpening my claws. Polishing my teeth.”
Based on writer/performer Carys Wright’s lived experience, How To Catch A Bear is a redemptive, dark, funny and mythical show. It charts a journey from the trauma of sexual violence, and emerges in healing. Using words, movement and visual art, Carys asks how we can turn fear into freedom, and celebrate survival and resilience?
How To Catch A Bear is a show about secrets, shame and finding power. It was first developed on Clean Break’s Young Artist Development Programme, and is supported by Arts Council England and Clean Break.