Friday, March 29th 7pm

Saturday, March 30th 3pm & 7pm

Inside every adolescent brain, 86 billion neurons connect and collide to produce the most frustrating, chaotic and exhilarating changes that will ever happen to us.

Brainstorm is a unique theatrical investigation into how teenagers’ brains work, and the messy/beautiful way our brains develop in ways that give us the greatest advantages as adults (if we survive these messy/beautiful brain development years.) Our show is a devised* piece centered on the latest neuroscience about teenage brains and experiences.

Created by Ned Glasier and Emily Lim with Company Three, in collaboration with neuroscientists Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Dr Kate Mills, the play is designed to be created and performed by a company of teenagers, drawing directly on their personal experiences.

* Devised theatre can also be called “collective creation” and it is a method of theatre-making in which the script comes from collaborative, improvisatory work by a performing ensemble. Our ensemble was made up of actors and our design/running crew of students. During the devising process, each weekend our script writers (John Malley, Alexa Schoffel, Emma Bryson, and Mia Ford-Green) met to put down the scenes we had devised that week sessions onto paper (or computer.) This has truly been a collaborative effort with each scene beginning with the science of what is happening inside our brains. We have all learned so much about this messy/beautiful period of brain development AND how hard it is to write a play!


* with a $5 donation you will receive an INFORMATIVE PROGRAM

* with a $10 donation you will receive a TICKET FOR AN INTERMISSION SNACK & AN INFORMATIVE PROGRAM

* with a $15 donation we will reserve you a seat in the PATRON SECTION & throw in AN INFORMATIVE PROGRAM & A TICKET FOR AN INTERMISSION SNACK

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