Why I'm crowdsourcing 100 silly things we did when we felt depressed.

Why I'm crowdsourcing 100 silly things we did when we felt depressed.

Exactly a year ago, Black Dog Gold Fish by my theatre company Parrot in the Tank got funded on Kickstarter. Back then, the idea was to make a little show with a big heart to tell a tender story about depression.

Since then, we got Arts Council funding to open the show again in London on 15th March. But looking over the year, it's been even more brilliant to see that we're not by far the only story in the arts that has brought depression to the public attention. On the contrary, the topic has exploded amongst theatre-makers.

So what happens next? 

I co-wrote a book with strangers on a plane.

I co-wrote a book with strangers on a plane.

About two years ago I got on my first flight to the US. It was quite an event for me. Had never been on a long haul like that ever. The West Coast is far. How does a plane stay up in the sky for that long? Then this London-San Francisco-London route started to become a bit of a habit because of my work. After a while of doing this, I found it a bit odd that the journey didn't get more social.

So I got on the plane with an empty notebook with a pen attached to it. I passed it around the plane and this is what happened.