Dates and Times
Sat 9 Nov 2019 at 9pm
Handle with Care: a three-week festival interrogating trigger warnings, no platforming and the culture of the so-called ‘snowflake’
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Presented by Haylin Cai
Shuyan has decidophobia—fear of making decisions, especially the big ones relating to her future. For 19 years being a promising student in all subjects has kept the crisis at bay, but now as a recent graduate faced with the choice of working or continuing to a Master’s degree, Shuyan is suddenly paralyzed by the big question—what does she really want?
Her parents think a decision should be simple, or at least she just needs to carry on. They keep saying – time is ticking, choosing to stop while everyone’s running is a journey with no return. But Shuyan fled away. She knows everything that she doesn’t want, and one of them is staying home.
Will she finally have the space to ask the big questions? Or is there something else about home she needs to find out?
The show may contain references to depression.
About the artist
Haylin Cai is a Chinese theatre-maker and musician currently based in London. Her theatre practice is usually inspired from her life in both China and UK. She enjoys exploring many topics in theatre, but is especially interested in paradoxes in our life and the world.