why we're doing this
Chronic Insanity is led by Nat Henderson and Joe Strickland. We have been staging work in Nottingham for the past four years, often working together to deliver thought-provoking and visually stimulating live performances. Having successfully completed our first 12 shows in 12 months (September 2019 - August 2020), we have started another 12 shows in 12 months project for 2021.
We pledge to:
Stage high-quality and diverse live performances
Stage a high volume of performances
Create theatre sustainably in line with the guidelines from Staging Change.
Make all our work digitally available so people located outside of Nottingham can still experience our work.
Document the running of the company and the creative process, via blog posts, so other new companies can learn from our successes or failures
Create opportunities for other theatre makers and creatives to gain experience alongside us, including writing competitions and scratch nights.
"Come now, let us reason together
Sanity is found in the mountain of the Lord's house on the
horizon of the soul that eternally recedes
The head is sick, the heart's caul torn
Thread the ground on which wisdom walks
Embrace beautiful lies –
the chronic insanity of the sane
the wrenching begins
- - - - -
– At 4.48
when sanity visits
for one hour and twelve minutes I am in my right mind."
Sarah Kane, 4.48 Psychosis
52 Souls by Nat Henderson and Joe Strickland
Directed by Megan Gates, Nat Henderson, and Joe Strickland
Online, August-September 2020
Critics' Top Picks
An impressive balance between entertainment and philosophical rumination
An impressive and memorable production
Each scene is like opening a present... fresh and exciting