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Interactive Forum Theatre – Youth Mental Health – Murwillumbah

Date

Fri 19th May 2023, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location

10-14 Tumbulgum Rd
Murwillumbah NSW 2484

Details

Live Interactive Forum Theatre exploring issues of Youth Mental Health – facilitating positive community dialogue for improved behaviours. Forum Theatre is a unique type of participatory theatre. Short plays (often 10-20 minutes long) developed out of community workshops held prior is performed once to a live audience all the way through so the audience can see the multi-layered situations of the problems presented. The play builds to a crisis and stops there offering no solutions. The play is then re-run with audience members able to “freeze” the action at any point where they see a character struggling with a problem. An audience member yells “stop!” comes into the playing area replaces the character s/he recognizes is in a moment of struggle and tries out their idea. We call this an ‘intervention’ – often coined as ‘A rehearsal for real life’. Support workers (often counsellors) are present for all performances however this is not designed as therapy. We are facilitating a positive proactive community dialogue around ways we can all improve behaviours towards each other and the emmerging generation for a more harmonious society. The Forum Theatre event is vibrant and empowering for all concerned.

Date

Fri 19th May 2023, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location

10-14 Tumbulgum Rd
Murwillumbah NSW 2484

We wish to acknowledge the Ngandowal and Minyungbal speaking people of the Bundjalung Country, in particular the Goodjinburra, Tul-gi-gin and Moorung РMoobah clans, as being the traditional owners and custodians of the land and waters within the Tweed Shire boundaries. We also acknowledge and respect the Tweed Aboriginal community’s right to speak for its Country and to care for its traditional Country in accordance with its lores, customs and traditions.