11 school kids go into the woods. Only 10 come out. Photography by Max Rose.
HIGH SCHOOL IS HARD and bullying is one of the biggest issues that makes it harder. But how do we communicate with the bully? How do we show them the consequences of their actions?
Sophia Haworth, from Tee-ball Ticket Theatre, has a pretty great suggestion.
“I think one of the issues with anti-bullying campaigns is that they don’t engage the people who are part of the problem: the bullies. That’s why we decided to put on ‘DNA’, because it hits home for everyone involved.”
‘DNA’, by Dennis Kelly is a gritty, eye-opening production that delves into the effects of an act of bullying gone too far. It’s contemporary setting and black humour ensures that the audience is gripped from the beginning all the way to the chaotic, devastating end.
DNA plays from 5-21 May as part of the 2016 Anywhere Festival.