Melissa Hines
Name: Melissa Hines
Characters: Mr X’s friend, a student nurse, a psychiatric ward patient, and ‘a voice’
 
I joined Know My Mind as soon as the script for ‘So U Think I’m Crazy’ was written in 2014. I thought it was a powerful story and I wanted to be part of it.
 
I play four characters in the play: Mr X’s friend, a student nurse, a psychiatric ward patient, and ‘a voice’
 
The part I really enjoy the most is being one of Mr X’s friends who survives a 'stop and search' incident by the police. It's real, it's funny in parts, and also reflects the reality and frustrations of being stereotyped and harassed. It also shows the implications of the emotional effects of stop and search and the inconsequential attitude of the police, which highlights the gap and lack of understanding between the police and the community.