Exploring relationships: Mater Dei College

Mater Dei College Year 10 drama students with the Theatrical Response Group’s (TRG) Scott Corbett.
Mater Dei College Year 10 drama students with the Theatrical Response Group’s (TRG) Scott Corbett.

THE issues of domestic violence and abuse in relationships feature in a performance developed by Mater Dei College Year 10 drama students.

One Brick Too Many is aimed at teenagers and their families and will show at ECU Joondalup on October 21.

It was created under the guidance of the Theatrical Response Group’s (TRG) Scott Corbett and supported by the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation and the City of Joondalup.

The students developed the content and title and have performed it for Year 7 and 8 students and their own families at the college.

It examines healthy and unhealthy relationships and encourages the audience to explore choices that can be made in different situations and their consequences.

College counsellor Sally Stott said it had been an incredible process for their students, who have drawn on their knowledge, values and attitudes towards relationships.

TRG arts and education development manager Danielle Antaki said their facilitators were trained to channel conversations into resolutions young people then play out. “The program fosters resilience and encourages young people to speak up and confidently enter into conversations about their concerns,” she said.

When: 6pm-8pm, Wednesday, October 21 (free sausage sizzle 6pm-6.30pm)

Where: ECU Joondalup, Building 7 Theatre

Who: All welcome (recommended for ages 13 years and up)