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‘Adolescence’: Student Directs and Produces Own Theatre Play

A TEESSIDE University student  is producing  and directing her  own theatre play at Stockton Riverside College.
Crystal Barrett, a Performing Arts student, has worked hard to write and prepare a play that tells the story of a naïve young woman’s journey from innocence to experience.
The story shows issues of relationships between the characters, such as Nico and his best friend Chance and the complicated relationship between Nico and Jasmine’s best friend Elenia.

FULL CAST: Victor Olowoyo , Rebecca French, Harrison Obioha , Shaywa Nzar, James Belt, Andy Falconer and Crystal Barrett (From left to right)

FULL CAST: Victor Olowoyo , Rebecca French, Harrison Obioha , Shaywa Nzar, James Belt, Andy Falconer and Crystal Barrett (From left to right)

Crystal said she was inspired by current issues and life experiences.

She said: ‘’Reading newspapers, social media, current issues, music, it’s influenced by many things.’’

”Adolescence has given me the opportunity to work closely with a group of talented individuals from an array of courses at Teesside university to produce dynamic theatre.

”This work has provided me the opportunity to develop as writer, director and an individual.”

The story of the play relates to many real life cases of people’s relationships and friendships which at times can hit rock bottom.

Crystal believes this is something that everyone can relate to.

Performing Arts student, cast member and director Harrisson Obioha, said: ‘’This is my final major project and it’s just been a roller-coaster ride for the six months, and hopefully it will go well because I’ve put my blood, sweat and tears into this.’’

Harrisson has also helped to direct this play as well as his own and plays the role of Jasmine’s father.

Crystal added: ”We have all worked extremely hard and hope to see you at the premiere of “adolescence” at the event L’evento-a night of new writing.”

The play will be performed on Tuesday  April 26 at Stockton Riverside College in the Margaret Armstrong theatre, beginning  at 6:30pm.
Tickets can be purchased at Intelligent Tickets.

 

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