Caitlin Kearns

Off/Beat/Heart

Caitlin Kearns

Off/Beat/Heart is a three part audio drama exploration of underrepresented mental health issues including Panic Disorder, OCD and BPD. Each short episode is a snapshot into a young person living with this mental health disorders life, as each tries to navigate dating while living with one of these disorders. As someone living with severe panic disorder I was inspired to write about areas of mental health which I often think are misunderstood by many. In turns funny, heartwarming and honest, I hope this series will open up conversations around these topics, and hopefully bring more awareness and understanding. The pieces are performed by local actors Rob Crawford, Aaron Hickland and Éimear O’Neill, with art work by F.E.W.K


Off/Beat/Heart by Caitlin Kearns is a three part audio drama exploration of underrepresented mental health issues including Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.

Each short episode is a snapshot into a young person's life, as they try to navigate dating while living with one of these disorders.

The pieces are performed by Rob Crawford, Aaron Hickland and Éimear O’Neill, with art work by F.E.W.K


Biography

Caitlin (she/they) is a writer and creative from Northern Ireland who is passionate about bringing untold and unheard stories. Caitlin has recently had their work on Radio 4 as part of the radio anthology United Kingdoms, and will have another piece on Radio 4 this Summer. Their debut short film “Dear Body” made as part of Two Minute Masterpiece with BBC NI will be on IPlayer this Spring. You can keep up to date with their work on instagram and twitter @caitmkearns


Off/Beat/Heart is a three part podcast about underrepresented mental health issues written by Caitlin Magnall-Kearns and funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Episode 1- Off is performed by Rob Crawford (he/they)

Episode 2- Beat is performed by Aaron Hickland (he/they)

Episode 3- Heart is performed by Éimear O’Neill (she/her)