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. The play is designed to be created and performed by a company of teenagers, drawing directly on their personal experiences. This edition contains a series of exercises, resources and activities to help create your own Brainstorm.
Ned Glasier is Artistic Director of Company Three, a London-based theatre company working with young people. Emily Lim is a theatre director who specialises in creating community work and working with non-professional performers. Company Three is a theatre company that aims to create a space in which young people can speak to adults, and in which adults will really listen. Originally formed as Islington Community Theatre in 2008, the company works with an ensemble of young people aged 11-19, all referred or nominated by teachers and youth workers as those most likely to benefit from the company's work. Its plays are part of an ongoing exploration about what it means to be a teenager, created through long-term collaboration between the company's members and professional theatremakers. The company also runs regular training courses in devising theatre with young people for teachers, directors, playwrights and practitioners.