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Young people have a lot to deal with from droughts and bushfires to flooding and pandemics. There is a lot going on for Australia’s youth.

How on Earth is a youth production put on by the Byron Youth Theatre that had sell-out shows in Byron Shire last November that looked at how young people are managing their ever changing world.

‘In the wake of bushfires and the Covid-19 pandemic, the youth-led theatrical production explores issues of eco-anxiety and resilience, and offers an inspiring vision for the future,’ said Lisa Apostolides, BYT director.

‘Audiences were swept up by the powerful performance of the talented BYT cast, and left feeling “uplifted” and “blown away” by the voices and determination of young people.’

The group will be doing one more show in the Northern Rivers as well as touring the Clarence Valley.

‘Northern Rivers locals have one last opportunity to see this powerful and moving play on Easter Monday, April 5th at the Brunswick Picture House at 7pm,’ said Lisa.

How on Earth cast with Byron Youth Theatre director Lisa Apostolides (centre). Photo Renaye Elder.

Heading to Clarence

The How on Earth production will also be performing in Grafton and Maclean doing two shows in each town.

‘Schools will come to a show during the day then the community can come to the evening show,’ said Lisa.

‘Engaging workshops will follow the theatre performances for schools and community members in Grafton and Maclean. The workshops are for How on Earth audience members of all ages, and are co-facilitated by outstanding young graduates of The Joyality Project’s Youth Leadership Training in Climate Resilience which also had a strong impact last year.’

Dr Eshana Bragg, Founder of The Joyality Project said ‘The workshops are a fun way to be inspired and feel energised to build your resilience and take positive action.’

“How on Earth” performances and workshops are part of the Plunge Festival program, from March 28th to 31st. Book your place online at The Joyality Project.

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