Story 2: The Void

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A woman confronts the great void consuming civilisation.

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About the author . . .

Bethan Dear

Ever since I was a child I have been enthralled by stories. I love stories. A lot. I love writing them, reading then, and listening to them. I am deeply affected by stories. I believe, all people, are.  Stories have the power to create or to destroy. The stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, the stories we are told about ourselves, the stories the world tells us, about one another. The stories our culture or society tell us, have a truly, magical power. They are the difference between people feeling and living well, in peaceful harmony, with themselves, one another, and the Earth. Or a world riddled with a vast variety of on going social inequality, injustice, poverty, oppression, violence, and war. In order to serve us well, all our collective, and individual stories, need to be regularly questioned, updated, re-written and re-told. I am passionate about stories that remind us of our humanity. I believe we have the power as people, to make this world that we live in, a better, safer, more beautiful and just place, for everyone. I believe that change starts and ends, with the stories we tell, and, are told. I am now living and making theatre back in Wales, where I began my life.

You can find out more about Bethan Dear’s work on the Jackdaw Theatre website.