The brain between 13 and 18 years: the brain goes into intensive labour mode. The pituatory gland becomes very active, releasing new hormones that influence behaviour and emotional responses and reactions. The prefrontal lobe, at the heart of our understanding of consequences is still not fully developed, but the hormones being released are often encouraging us to take more risks – which requires thought about consequences.
Faster will explore the speed at which our lives move as we journey through adolescence. It will investigate much of what happens to us biologically that is outside of our control and the consequences of that. Extreme feelings of anger and loneliness, intense love and happiness, along with greater independence in decision making that our brains may not actually be equipped to do.
Faster will be devised by the director and cast and employ live painting within the performance to enhance the delivery of the experience felt as the teenage brain releases hormones, trims synapses and grows its frontal lobe. The work will be performed outdoors incorporating physical theatre, lighting and sound designed specifically to tell this story at night.
Kate Llewellyn is a visual artist and graphic designer based in Canberra who will teach painting skills to the cast during the devising process.
DATES AND TIMES
Thursday 18 October | 7:30 pm
Friday 19 October | 7:30 pm
Saturday 20 October | 7:30 pm
West Courtyard | Gorman Arts Centre
Collect tickets from C Block
Supporter (includes $2 donation): $17
Concession/child/AGAC resident: $13
2018 CYT Member: $12
Recommended for ages 13+
Please note this performance takes place outside with limited undercover viewing areas, therefore exposing the audience to the elements. There is limited seating at this performance; if you require a seat please let us know in advance by contacting the CYT Office on 6248 5057 | firstname.lastname@example.org so that this may be arranged.
Cast & Crew
Miya-Tya Nungheena Gowland