Dissociated explores the recovery process of Alex, an adult, female survivor of child sexual abuse.
The story is set entirely in Alex's dreams. As the play unfolds Alex meets six different versions of herself called "Annies".
Each one is taken from a different stage of her life, but their memories are incomplete, so Alex and her Annies have to figure out how to piece them back together.
As the play moves towards the climax, Alex finds that working with other parts of herself can help her connect to and work through her childhood trauma.
This play mirrors the long term therapeutic process for surivivors, but is presented as a hero's journey narrative.
By using a dream mechanic and songs, we have been able to bring a playfulness to this material, which stops it becoming too overwhelming.