Current Project: 'Frankie'
One of the strands of Borderline Arts is 'Theatre'. Through our theatre performances, as is the case in all we do, we aim to raise awareness of and break down stigma surrounding Borderline Personality Disorder.
We had the first initial meeting on Sat 15th June when we discussed the project and it all went from there.
We are a team of people who are passionate about using the arts to raise awareness of mental health issues. Some of us have BPD, some don't. We don't have any specific influences as such.
Our current project is a short film called called 'Frankie’. The piece is about a young lady who has BPD. It explores the different sides of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) through a mixture of live theatre and film. We see the main character's experiences and stories and her journey through the health system. Our aim with this piece is to raise awareness and get people talking and asking questions about BPD, perhaps also challenging the current healthcare system, and ultimately showing that people with BPD are just people!
We ran a pilot of this project in 2014 and are currently in the process of applying for funding, linking with local film producers, Derby Quad and others arranging logistics to create a more professional outcome. More information about how to get involved will come soon!
General information about the Borderline Arts Theatre Strand
* Creates and performs performing-arts pieces that convey what it is like to have BPD to raise awareness of and reduce stigma surrounding the condition, as well as reducing isolation of those with BPD, by showing them that they are not alone in their experience.
* Provides a platform for people to take part in performances in a safe and encouraging environment, to help increase confidence and foster creativity.
* We are not a support group – our focus is to create pieces to raise awareness of BPD and point people to any help we know is available, rather than support people directly with BPD.