Participants of Jesuit Social Services’ Support After Suicide program shared their experiences of bereavement to inform the creative process of contemporary new drama 2:20AM.

The powerful theatrical production received funding from Creative Victoria earlier this year and recently completed an eight date tour of Victorian locations Dandenong, Traralgon, Swanpool, Mildura, Ringwood, Thomastown, Frankston and Kyneton.

The play revolves around four people bereaved by suicide, who meet at a creative writing class. Playwright Rebecca Lister interviewed a number of Support After Suicide participants during the creative process.

“Suicide is not an easy subject to talk or write about. People choose to take their own lives for a myriad of reasons and it can be painful, complex and devastating for their loved ones,” says Rebecca.

“This new work shines a compassionate yet sobering light on the torment, bewilderment and ultimately the inspiring resilience of those left behind after suicide.”

Feedback from audience members highlighted that the production tackled the subject of suicide with truth and humour.

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