Brainstorm is semi-scripted and semi-devised, bringing together research by neuroscientists and the actors' personal stories
Director and devisor Rachel Sears says most research is written for parents to help them understand their teenage childrens' behaviour, But this show allows young people to explain their behaviour in their own words.
Lynn Freeman talks to Rachel and to two of the cast of 19 - Luka Malthus and Freddy Thornton. Rachel says Brainstorm has a lot to offer teens and their parents:
The show opens on Tuesday at Rangi Ruru Merivale Lane Theatre in Christchurch.