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Cast for the upcoming BYT production: Avikal Steven Browning, Paulina Heart, Raman Jansz, Andrea Ross, Camila Hemphill, Sahaj Blatt, Angus Farrand, Seth Freemen, Foxy Afra Shazam and Rory Evington. Photo Jeff Dawson

Byron Youth Theatre (BYT) plans to bring another thought-provoking, poignant social action theatrical production in December, called Our Home Holiday Town.

BYT Director, Lisa Apostolides, says the production is the result of a collaborative research project between BYT and the Centre for Children and Young People at Southern Cross University (SCU).

She says, ‘The cast members have been working closely with Dr Antonia Canosa, Dr Catherine Simmons and Dr Peter Cook to uncover tourism-related issues in the Byron Shire and their mental health impacts for young people. Trained as co-researchers during a series of workshops, cast members conducted interviews and surveys with their peers and community members to understand these impacts.

‘The research revealed young people care deeply about their community, particularly when witnessing the negative impacts of tourism activity, including littering, anti-social behaviours, housing affordability, homelessness, and disrespect for Aboriginal sacred sites’.

The production will be held at the YAC, 1 Gilmore Crescent, Byron  Bay, December 7, 9, 10 and 11 from 7.30pm. It is aimed at ages 12 years and up.

Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com.au.


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