About CARPE DIEM
The award winning Carpe Diem is a contemporary portrayal of every day Australian males dealing with issues of health, grief, loss and depression. It stresses the importance of professional care in times of crises, and highlights the importance of mate ship and looking out for each other. Set in a fictional town in inland Australia, Carpe Diem portrays the friendship of Nev, a hard working farmer, and John his stock agent friend. Both, have been impacted by the long running drought, and are each suffering their own personal crisis.
With the rising incidence of depression and suicide amongst Australian males, a project of this nature is germane; encouraging open and honest conversation and increased awareness. Carpe Diem is a didactic comedy designed for work place and community audiences to deliver the mental health messages in a way that is entertaining, immediate and highly relevant.
Sound mental health is essential to our daily lives and the ability to function and work is paramount to the health and well-being of work places, families and communities. Carpe Diem is an entertaining look at how friendship and proper care give a man the strength to cope and the tools to carry on…. No man is an island.
Some of the talented actors who have performed in Carpe Diem 2015-2018
Centre Stage Scripts is proud to work with such a dynamic, talented and fabulous team of actors.
“Excellent performance! So worthwhile. Thank you and keep up the great work!”
“Thank you so much. You have inspired me to see my GP tomorrow and to take more notice of what is happening to others. Thanks a million!”
“Woooooooo! Yeah! Let’s continue to encourage men to discuss their feelings and not let it manifest into anger. Maybe it’s time for sadness.”
“Informative, entertaining. Thank you for making mental health okay. And it’s okay to talk especially if you are a bloke!!”
“Really nice mix of covering serious issues whilst keeping it humorous. Very entertaining!!”
“In the moment. True to home current environment. Need more of this in country communities.”
“Well done. My ex-husband had a breakdown and wouldn’t get help or share his pain with anyone.”
“Loved it! Thank you for sharing this work. Q&A very insightful. The characters are so real, like talking to my dad! Wish I could have told more people about it.”
“Loved it! Portrayed men’s view of depression and seeking help beautifully. Showing how you can get to a positive place was fantastic. Thank you.”
“Eye opening. Very truthful towards serious issues.”
“HITS THE TARGET PERFECTLY! KEEP THIS GOING!”
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