Rules For Being A Man

Alex Oates

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RULES FOR BEING A MAN looks at the marks men create for themselves and others. Following three generations of a family centered around one pivotal action, this honest new play explores them all attempting to come to terms with the different pressures men face going through life trying to be a man and the damaging toll they take on their on mental health. RULES FOR BEING A MAN depicts the everyday battle of masculinity, whilst these men go about their lives and struggle to hold on.

Created especially with input from survivors of suicide and The Samaritans, RULES FOR BEING A MAN attempts to break stigmas around men’s mental health and allow people to talk more freely. Developed in consultation with medical professionals and mental health support groups, RULES FOR BEING A MAN offers a fresh and frank perspective on male mental health.