Cel doesn’t know what she’s doing with her life. Holly hates her hospitality job. Their vices are beer and female comics. They appear to be the epitome of twenty-somethings who thank god that you’re allowed to not have your shit together in your twenties. Underneath though, these two young women are suffering from invisible illnesses that affect their day to day function.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Endometriosis cause them to bond in the refuge of Holly’s apartment when they can’t handle the physical demands expected of a young social life. Their mental health is less than ideal – depression and anxiety the unasked-for side effects of their physical ailments. Yet they haven’t lost their humour, aspirations, flaws or egos.
Crash Pad is a unique telling of a version of young adulthood that is not often seen on the stage or noticed on the street. Written from personal experience, this dramedy looks at what it’s like to be a young woman who’s not healthy but not dying, and the friendship that can be fostered through shared experience.
Warning: Contains moderate coarse language, adult themes