Interview with Daška Hatton and Liz Kalinowska

“We have based our story loosely on the stages of the Hero’s Journey [to show] its advances and setbacks, gains and losses. There are also echoes of Christian’s adventure in John Bunyan’s ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’, and of many other mythical odysseys. Two myths in particular seemed relevant. First, and most obvious, is the archetype of the Wounded Healer which portrays the vulnerability of the therapist and its effects on both parties. Secondly, we have used the cyclical journey of growth and rebirth that is at the heart of the myth of Demeter and Persephone as an allegory of Anna and Sarah’s relationship over the course of the treatments.”

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