Diana Varco Rise



What happens when truth, rage and purpose converge upon a metaphorical moon? A displaced narrator must face her past and find out. Led by a tiny spider, this darkly comedic, existential (at times explosive) solo play – told through 20 characters – uses flashback, magical realism and satire to explore artistic risks and rewards, the roots of addiction and rising to one’s purpose in spite of it all. Written in rhyme, Rise is a ground-breaking new work by Diana Varco (Shattered) bringing voice to the power of denial, transforming heartbreak into hope and finding courage to honour our worth.

This show was part of our Edinburgh Fringe 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Programme