"This is a play about us. It’s about our brains. And it’s about you.”
Brainstorm explores the chaotic brain chemistry operating inside the adolescent mind. Above all, it’s an invitation to do what the teenage brain does naturally – to respond, to question, to adapt and to experiment.
The cast set their teenage meltdowns and raging crushes in the context of neural connections being made (sprouting) and unused pathways being lost (pruning). A tour of the chaotic limbic system — a rush of risk-taking, caution-free chemicals – gets the audience joining in the truth-telling games with raucous abandon.
Semi-scripted and semi-devised, this innovative and profound show offers up a chance to experience what it is to be a young person – in all its frustrating, exhilarating and painful glory.
Part of Auckland Fringe 2020.