This production has been an incredible collaboration by 19 creative young people. Students and teachers worked together to discuss many different topics that present themselves in the lives of young people. We discussed friendships, what it's like to fit in, what it's like to not fit in, why being naughty is such fun and how the pressures and challenges of being a young person can be tackled and discussed.
The students worked together in their groups to create a 15-20 minute performance piece that highlighted the issue they found most relevant. Together they scripted dialogue, selected songs to learn and structured an entire cabaret. Through those 12 weeks, students have had to practice patience and negotiation skills, stretched their creativity and worked hard to communicate their own ideas, while respecting and drawing on those of others.
We are so proud of how far these students have come. From our most experienced performers to our junior cast, some of whom are completely new to the stage, these students showed their voices and what they stand for.