|Shearwater Year 7 students with Mike Russo|
The My Path and Yours Project funded by the NRMA Motoring and Services has recently
delivered 4 out of the total 6 performances at local high schools with great success.
The first two performances were at Byron Bay High School where a group of seniors from Byron Aged Care joined the audience of Year 7s. The feedback received was extremely positive with 95% of the post performance evaluation forms rating the performance as EXCELLENT.
The Year 7s expressed great interest in BYT returning to do more performances on issues such
as bullying and drugs and how to join the company when they are older.
Next was a performance at Shearwater which again was well received. The post performance
discussion here was extremely vibrant with many Year 6 & 7 students sharing that they would
be taking more care on the footpaths when elderly citizens were about. Again many audience
members expressed a strong desire for BYT to return, in fact a couple of young people asked
the actors for their autographs!!
The performance at Cape Byron Steiner School on Friday 31st was greatly enjoyed by some
parents, teachers, older members of BYT as well as Year 7s. They were impressed by the
collaboration of the Company members with Mike Russo and Lani Pua Moani Sidoti in creating a realistic and poignant theatrical piece.
The final 2 performances will be held at Mullumbimby High School on Friday 7th June from
9am. This will be attended by 20 seniors, some councillors and the Mayor Simon Richardson.
BYT looks forward to starting their next productions in August, one for the younger members is
Playback Theatre training and for the seniors a piece focusing on youth mental health issues.
Lisa Apostolides is currently looking for more funds to add to the Northern Rivers Community Foundation grant to enable this to be actualised.
If you can assist in any way please contact her on 0403023693.