Finding Home by Cecilia Knapp
I don’t really know how to say this, but you need to come home. It’s Leo. He’s done it.
Along cycle paths, alleyways and canals comes a coming-of-age story that maps the journey of a girl from a seaside town, to the tenements of city life as a 20-something. Writer and performer Cecilia Knapp’s debut piece is about a lot of things; growing up, Mothers, make shift dens, accidentally shaving off your eyebrows, drinking wine, love and one night stands. But it’s mainly about losing her brother Leo to suicide and how that affects a person.
Through humour and moving storytelling she shines a light on how we deal with loss, how we talk about mental health, and explores what it is like to grow up amongst these things. We meet the characters that have influenced her, listen to her old casettes, hear her story and discover how she found home amongst chaos.
“It hits you like a train”
-Audiences for Finding Home
Cecilia is an essential writer right now. Her ability to tackle incredibly uncomfortable subjects in a relaxing and even engaging manner feels more necessary than ever.