'It’s a simple instruction. It can help you clear your mind. Especially if you have issues.
'Daley has issues. His social skills are clinically lacking, so he puts up a facade. His lungs are a diagnosed let-down, so he spends his life in water. His mind constantly escapes him, so he endeavours to escape his mind. To deal with these disorders, Daley has learned how to breathe. He’s also found art to keep him afloat.
'In this extremely personal and revealing work, Daley attacks the idea behind the ‘broken artist’, and what we might do to fix ourselves, or just to keep our heads above the water. With the darkest of humour, and brutal honesty, he twists and turns the idea of ‘performance’, a unique perspective on what it means to bare yourself, your ideas, and your traumas to an audience.
'Working closely with local performer Amy Murray, and local director Susie Conte, Hold Your Breath (Count To Ten) delves deep into the mind and methods of local weirdo Daley King, as he sets out on a mission to bring to life his experience of making art while dealing with his own physical, emotional, and mental debilitation.'
source: Publisher's blurb.
Produced by Blue Room Theatre, Northbridge, 1-12 May 2018.
Director: Susie Conte.
Cast: Daley King and Amy Murray.
Stage Manager: Catherine O’Donoghue,
Set Designer: Sara Chirichilli.
Projection Designer: George Ashforth.
Lighting Designer: Scott McArdle.
Composer/Sound Designer: Joe Lui.