24 Mar 2019

Youth is encouraged to speak up

From Standing Room Only, 1:50 pm on 24 March 2019

Gender equality in sport, body image and the role of social media are among the topics New Zealand's high school students have been asked for their views on, to build into a play called Permission to Speak.

It's going to premiere at the Festival of Colour in Wanaka. Rehearsals involving a large cast of young actors are well underway, as they bring together  the words of canvassed students with music and movement.

Director Fiona Armstrong has devised the show with the local high school students.  Lynn Freeman spoke to her and to two of the cast, Ollie and Siena. 

Permission to Speak premieres at the Wanaka Yacht Club on the 2nd of April as part of Wanaka's Festival of Colour.