Originally by Ned Glasier and Emily Lim with Company Three and in collaboration with neuroscientists Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Dr Kate Mills.
Reimagined by Fiona Mackinnon and 28 teenagers
Perth Theatre Mainstage
23 February 2023 - 24 February 2023
You say to me…
Your brain is broken.
It’s like an adults brain that doesn’t work properly.
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 why they're designed by evolution to be the way they are.
Director Fiona Mackinnon
Set Designer Christine Ting - Huan 挺歡 Urquhart
Assistant Director/Movement Director: Genna Allan
Lighting Design Francois Langton
Composer/Sound Designer Patricia Panther
Producer Katie Mitchell
Stage Manager Dayna Cumming
Photo credits: Lydia Smith
The Young Company
Alexander, Anna, Beth, Bobbi, Chloe, Eva, Flynn, Igor, Jasper, Jenni, Jonah, Lana, Leo, Lexie, Logan, Martha, Mimoza, Niamh, Noah, Ross, Ruben, Ruby, Sean, Torin and Tristan.
"To instil this discipline, enthusiasm and talent into so many local youngsters is a direct result of astute training — those behind Perth Youth Theatre must also take a massive bow." - Perth Courier