8 Dec 2019

A Youth theatre company explores the teenage brain

From Standing Room Only, 2:49 pm on 8 December 2019
Brainstorm cast

Brainstorm cast Photo: supplied

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Photo: supplied

An insight into the chaotic teenage brain is the promise from Christchurch's Court Youth Company's young actors, ahead of their end-of-year production.

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.