In November 2006 actors and writers from the National Theatre of Timisoara, Imago Theatre from Montreal and Stella Quines from Scotland met in Edinburgh to think about this question:
What is the connection between creativity and madness?
At this stage the project was called: Women on the Brink.
We talked about edges, brinks, madness, depression and joyful giddiness.
We wrote poems, played fragments of archetypal female characters, we put boxes inside boxes, inside boxes and we danced with Margie Gillis. We opened up the process to the public at the Traverse theatre as part of the Stella Quines Rehearsal Room event.