'What a crazy paradox that is. The industry that is based on pure beauty, whether it is the beauty of people's minds, if you write; people's gestures and movements, if you paint or play a musical instrument; people's selves, if you act; people's souls, thoughts, talents, auras, energies – makes you feel so ugly. Creating that beauty in any way, serving it to others, you crush your own soul, spit on it, mold it, destroy it with mind-eating doubts, hesitations and self-beating. It celebrates flaws and imperfections, but almost never forgives you your own.'
'(No) Leaves On My Precious Self' takes audience through the mind and life of an emerging actor. It explores challenges and every day madness of a career in performing arts. Beautifully moving between physical theatre, musical theatre and spoken word pieces, the show offers a light-hearted but deep and thought-provoking night of entertainment.
Director: Kate Fabray
Musical Director: Kate Fabray
Kate Fabray is a London-based actor with stage and screen credits. After graduating in BA (Hons) Theatre Studies and completing an internship at The Hackney Empire Theatre, she wrote a short film called 'The Allure de Moi', directed by Dan Pickard, in which she also played the lead. The film opened to great reviews, and was highly rated by the audience.
'(No) Leaves On My Precious Self' is her debut in playwriting, and as a theatre director.