Anatomy of a Suicide

Three generations of women. Their lives play out simultaneously. For each, the chaos of what has come before brings a painful legacy. Winner of the 2018 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Anatomy of a Suicide is a revelatory exploration of mothers and daughters by Alice Birch (Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.), directed by Obie Award winner Lileana Blain-Cruz (Marys Seacole).

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013
Sylvia Toy St. Louis began the blog 'Do You Want To Buy My Brain' in 2007 as a form of bipolar peer activism because she believes 'it's important for bipolar people to write about ourselves.' WRITING WHILE MANIC (available in the Amazon Kindle Department at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ERVHZME), is a compilation of posts from her blog 'Do You Want To Buy My Brain' (2008-2013), which was renamed 'Artist's Life 101' in 2013 (http://artistslife101.blogspot.com/). Sylvia Toy St. Louis has been an independent peer presenter, using theater (her plays 'Do You Want To Buy My Brain,' 'JUMP,' and 'Jill: Anatomy of A Suicide,' autobiographical solo performance plays about growing up/living bipolar). In 2005, she founded Jump! Theatre Company, which develops and produces professional theater about personal experiences of mental illness. Her experiences showed her that hearing or reading or watching on stage personal accounts of surviving mental illness helps other mentally ill people believe in themselves because of the validation of the experience and survival of mental illness. Sylvia Toy St. Louis also produces the bipolar vlog, Writing While Manic on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh1GrgcPGCmvlsnMMVam3pw).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017
Today, the shortlist is announced for the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, celebrating the best long-running West End productions and best new productions from around the country. CLICK HERE TO VOTE!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016
Royal Court Theatre announces spring/summer season of work. The new season includes eight world premieres, four UK and international collaborations, the return of a seminal Royal Court play and a new podcast series.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018
Since September 2014 Red Line Productions have been at the forefront of reigniting the legendary Old Fitz Theatre. We have been the recipients of over 40 nominations for various awards from both the Sydney Theatre Awards and the GLUGS.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017
See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017
The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards honour the best productions from the past year around the country and the best long-running West End shows. Voting is open until Friday, 8 December - just over a week away - with the winners announced soon afterwards.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017
See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2017
Crowded Fire's Artistic Director Mina Morita unveiled the 20th Anniversary 2018 mainstage season lineup including two contemporary plays that continue to uphold the company's long tradition of creating boundary-pushing theater.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017
See the updated standings in the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, and cast your vote
by Movies News Desk - Nov 1, 2017
The nominations for the 2017 British Independent Film Awards were announced this morning. Topping the list was LADY MACBETH, garnering 15 nominations
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2019-2020 season productions.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
Jonathan Church, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Bath's Summer Season 2019 today announces further casting for its upcoming programme of eight plays.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018
Take everything you know about the modern woman and write it down. Next tear the paper up and throw it away. Now set the trash can on fire and douse it with kerosene. You'd better buckle up because tradition and language, relationships and rules, are set ablaze in Alice Birch's firebomb of a play. A comedy, a manifesto, an out of control pep rally, Revolt. She said. Revolt again. blasts through the status quo and rockets to the edge of possibility.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
Sugary Rum Productions will present the Australian Premiere of Anatomy of a Suicide as part of Red Line Productions' season at The Old Fitz Theatre from 12 June to 6 July 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018
The 2018 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.K. playwright Alice Birch for her play "Anatomy of a Suicide". Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Prize is awarded annually to recognize women from around the world who have written works of outstanding quality for the English-speaking theatre. The Winner will receive $25,000 and a signed and numbered print by renowned artist Willem de Kooning.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
The full cast is announced for the Theatr Clwyd and Menier Chocolate Factory co-production of Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending. Theatr Clwyd's Artistic Director Tamara Harvey directs Catrin Aaron (Beulah Binnings), Michael Geary (Pee Wee Binnings), Valentine Hanson (Uncle Pleasant), Jenny Livsey (Eva Temple / Woman), Laura Jane Matthewson (Dolly Hamma), Mark Meadows (Jabe Torrance), Ifan Meredith (David Cutrere / Dog Hamma), Hattie Morahan (Lady Torrance), Seth Numrich (Val Xavier), Ian Porter (Sheriff Talbott), Jemima Rooper (Carol Cutrere), Carol Royle (Vee Talbott) and Carrie Quinlan (Sister / Nurse Porter). Public booking for the Menier Chocolate Factory dates opens at 9am today.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017
The Bush Theatre is thrilled to announce that their production of Nassim written by Nassim Soleimanpour (While Rabbit Red Rabbit) and directed by Bush Theatre Associate Director Omar Elerian (One Cold Dark Night, Islands) will transfer to the Traverse Theatre for a full run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer.
by Jade Kops - Jun 16, 2019
ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE delves into the difficult subject of mental health, suicide and the debate between nature and nurture.
by Marianka Swain - Jun 12, 2017
'My mother says you're tragedy personified,' reports a precocious child to Carol, who recently attempted suicide. It's typical of Alice Birch's harrowing new play, which wrings blistering humour as well as despair from its accomplished portrait of women in pain and their disconnect from those around them.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017
Students at a musical theatre training academy run by the star of the West End and Broadway, Michael Xavier, have released a charity single, It Started Here, to raise money for children's charity, Children with Cancer UK.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018
Some of the country's most exciting young stars - Jessica Barden, Kate O'Flynn, Hayley Squires, Luke Thallon and Russell Tovey have joined the highly-anticipated Harold Pinter season Pinter at the Pinter, together with the legendary Sir Antony Sher and Penelope Wilton.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018
Vicky Featherstone, artistic director of the Royal Court, has been named number one in The Stage 100, the definitive guide to the most influential figures working in the UK theatre and performing arts industry today.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018
The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights writing in the English language. Chosen from over 150 nominated plays, the Finalists are:
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting Award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019
Rose Theatre Kingston and Vanessa Redgrave today announce a work in progress, Vienna 1934 - Munich 1938. Vanessa Redgrave performs on stage with Daisy Bevan, Robert Boulter and Paul Hilton. Opening with a limited run as a Work in Progress, at Rose Theatre Kingston on 7 February until 9 February. Also announced today is An Evening with Vanessa Redgrave hosted by Roger Michell on Saturday 9 February 7.30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017
The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards honour the best productions from the past year around the country and the best long-running West End shows. Voting is open until midnight on Friday, 8 December, with the winners announced soon afterwards.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017
MGC and Headlong today announced the full company for the world premiere of James Graham's new play Labour of Love. Joining Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire are Rachael Stirling, Kwong Loke, Dickon Tyrrell and Susan Wokoma.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018
Take everything you know about the modern woman and write it down. Next tear the paper up and throw it away. Now set the trash can on fire and douse it with kerosene. You'd better buckle up because tradition and language, relationships and rules, are set ablaze in Alice Birch's firebomb of a play. A comedy, a manifesto, an out of control pep rally, Revolt. She said. Revolt again. blasts through the status quo and rockets to the edge of possibility.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017
Royal Court Theatre has announced the cast for Anatomy Of A Suicide, written by Alice Birch, directed by Katie Mitchell.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
Theatre Royal Bath today announces four additional productions - Vienna 1934-Munich 1938, The Life I Lead, Trying It On and The Man in the White Suit, to complete its Summer Season 2019 programme and further casting with Katherine Parkinson, Janie Dee as well as Vanessa Redgrave, Miles Jupp and David Edgar among the stars set to take to the stage in both treasured classics and acclaimed new works.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
Shakespeare's Globe announced the full cast for William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Elle While, and Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair, directed by Blanche McIntyre.