HI I have written a play about Schizophrenia. My mentor says that I need to make the middle section (where the heroine meets fantasy creatures and then gets a Goddess to save the creatures, also saving the world) into the story of the heroine getting better. In it's most basic sense this is a community play, and I understand the idea of making the fantasy element about the heroine finding recovery, But a big part of me disagrees and wants to keep the play with a pure fantasy element. I think the struggle of the main character with her illness is a story of recovery: despite periods of illness that occur later in the play... and that if I told the story of the character getting better because of the fantasy element, it might change the story too much. Am i expecting too much from the audience to believe that the woman is actually going to these other realms? The story originates from my own story where a psychotic woman meets a man and they watch Sci fi together. So the sci fi / fantasy element doesn't have to be real!! I am just out of ideas! maybe i should give an outline, Leia is in hospital, very unwell, she goes to other worlds, then recovers and meets the guy from the other world, they go to a sushi bar where the plates are all portals, they choose one and find 'gogglier' who live on telephone wires and need to go wireless or they will die out... also making human communication break down over distances... they go to get help from the Goddess Athena, whose powers make the Googlies go wireless, (long story short) and then Leia becomes unwell and goes into hospital again, is unwell , then recovers then spends the rest of her life with this guy going to other worlds, living a normal life otherwise and sometimes becoming unwell again... my dilemma is that my mentor wants me to make the fantasy story more about Leia getting better. I don't know how to do this!