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Critical Care – Public rehearsed reading of a new playscript

12th September 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Stacey Moon-Tracy is a playwright and PhD researcher from Warsop. Stacey’s PhD research is in exploring the COVID-19 experiences of women who worked as ICU nurse’s during the pandemic using playwriting as a research and dissemination tool. She has been working on this research for over two and a half years and has written a play called Critical Care, which has been informed by the generous time given to interviews and creative writing workshops by several women who worked as Nurses in Intensive Care Units during the pandemic. The process of writing the play and the play itself aims to be an act of care towards nurses and a way of documenting and amplifying their experiences to a wider audience.
Critical Care lifts the masks worn by women who were nurses who worked in Intensive Care units across the UK during the pandemic. It amplifies their voices and personal experiences as women, as nurses, as mothers, as primary carers for vulnerable relative s and as members of a team who strive to give a ‘gold standard of care’. The personal protective equipment they endured did not protect them
from the unforgettable personal and professional trauma of nursing during the pandemic and now they have to face the difficult question ‘when is the right time to prioritise your own wellbeing over that of your patients?’
Stacey has been fortunate in receiving Arts Council England funding to be able to run a script development period with actors, a director and a sound designer. As part of that period they will be presenting a public rehearsed reading at Nonsuch Studios in Nottingham. This will allow Stacey to gather feedback to support to further develop the script and methodology used to write it and to consider what it’s future is- either as a piece that tours to traditional theatre venues or to non-traditional venues, with a focus on nursing, critical care and wellbeing or
both of these.

Stacey would love to see some friendly faces at the sharing and to receive your your feedback

This is a pay what you can event.


12th September 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm