Mental As Everything

Next date: Friday, 08 October 2021 | 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM

Mental As Everything
Mental As Everything full stage view including both artists piano and drums Frankston Arts Centre
Mental As Everything full stage view including both artists piano and drums Frankston Arts Centre
Menatl As Everything solo performer on piano Frankston Arts Centre
Mental As Everything two performers pointing at each other on stage Frankston Arts Centre

There is currently no availability for this event. However you can add yourself to a waiting list and we will contact you if seats become available.

“Mental As Everything is fun, powerful and totally immersive. Don’t miss it.” - Stage Whispers

“This is important work taking important steps towards the destigmatisation of mental illness.” - Farrago Magazine

Event Description

“With its wonderful balance of music, truth, and a message to share, Mental as Everything is simply necessary viewing.” - Tulpa Magazine

Mental as Everything is an original new stage concept by Melbourne based writer, musician and performer, Damon Smith. His personal, day to day experiences with a diagnosis of both OCD and Bipolar disorder have helped Damon develop a transparency regarding his dealings with these two, widely misguided disorders and as a writer/entertainer, creating a show that blends comedy and music alongside an honest and thought-provoking, researched narrative.

As a creator, Damon invites you to pull up a seat next to him at the bar. There’s a sense of intimacy, a hint of sass, and with Mental as Everything, there’s more than a hint of the real man behind his work. Damon’s performances are peppered with moments of improvisation and with a wry and thought-provoking stage manner, he can turn the tone to comedic absurdity in the blink of an eye. Just like the mania and depression that he experiences in his personal life with Bipolar Disorder, the mood of the show changes rapidly, which help to make Mental As Everything a truly unique experience, allowing it to work on many, audience engaging levels.

In this two-man show, Damon and his musical cohort, Adam Coad, will take the audience on a brilliantly unique and often awkward journey inside their own heads with hilarious onstage buffoonery and songs pertaining to mental illness. Mental as Everything, features both original music and a few existing songs, written by well-known artists that have experienced mental illness.


Presented by Frankston Arts Centre and Under the Microscope


Thanks to our partners

FAC Partners theatre cube 37 Frankston Arts Centre

COVID-Safe Plan

Our COVID-Safe Plan outlines recent changes, which we ask that you comply with when visiting the Frankston Arts Centre. We want to keep our audiences, performers, crew and staff safe and healthy so we can enjoy arts, entertainment and events together! You can view our COVID-Safe changes outlined in full detail here.


Potentially triggering content or themes, including mental health. Recommended for ages 15+.


  • Friday, 08 October 2021 | 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM

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