Byron Youth Theatre: Trigger
26 + 27 Nov

Byron Youth Theatre: Trigger

A new entertaining and interactive production from Byron Youth Theatre.

TRIGGER is an entertaining and interactive theatre production, exploring common triggers young people are facing in our region today, and the different ways we can respond to help. Using elements of Forum Theatre, we’ll explore internal, external, environmental and social trigger situations.

Participation is entirely voluntary — the performances will be highly entertaining for those who wish to observe as regular audience members.

Forum Theatre is a unique type of participatory theatre — a devised work, using fictitious characters to simulate real life events currently happening in the community. The play developed out of the process is performed once, all the way through, so the audience can see the situation and the problems presented.

The action builds to a crisis and stops there, offering no solutions. The play is then performed again, 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 they recognise is in a moment of struggle, and tries out their idea. We call this an “intervention.” The Forum Theatre event is vibrant and empowering for all concerned.

To see past examples of this type of forum production, this link looks at mental health from the perspective of feeling mechanised inside the mental health care system, and this link examines reconciliation issues.

The project is supported by the Byron Youth Service and was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, provided through Regional Arts Australia and Regional Arts NSW.

The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative that supports sustainable cultural development in regional, remote and very remote Australia.

Please note: this event contains elements of audience improvisation and may contain strong language and adult themes.


— Duration: Approximately 2 hours
— Doors 6:30pm
Age restrictions: 13+

Please note the Brunswick Picture House is located in Brunswick Heads NSW, in the Northern Rivers region (NOT in Brunswick VIC). Please select your tickets carefully as no refund or credit will be granted for errors in identifying the venue location.

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GENERAL $20 (plus booking fee)

CONCESSION (with valid card) $15 (plus booking fee)

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Event & Sessions Details:

30 Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads, NSW, 2483 Map

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30 Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads, NSW, 2483 Map