Southern Edge Arts’ talented youth Theatre Troupe has tackled the very confronting and ever increasing issue of youth suicide with their latest play Take the Plunge presented by Act- Belong- Commit.
Brooklyn, Will and Lara are doing all that they can to piece back together lives following the loss of their dear friend Charlotte to suicide 12 months earlier. No one saw this coming and each of these characters battles with their grief and the questions arising from this, as
they attempt to make sense of this shocking event in different and confronting ways.
Told in the voice of youth today, at times sad, at times confronting with occasional moments of teenage humour; Take the Plunge emotionally resonated with audiences.
Importantly, playwright Sam Kemp is himself only 14. Kemp provides rare insight into the psyche of the notoriously private teenage mind, which often only divulges and confides fears to like-minded peers, keeping their despair cleverly hidden from others.
SEA Artistic Director, Tash Rolfe had this to say, “For someone of such tender years, Sam Kemp has scripted a complex work of incredible maturity, that SEA’s Theatre Troupe performs with extraordinary sensitivity. Take the Plunge is a provocative and moving
season of performance that will remain with you long after the performance ends. Its an important and relevant piece of work that is relevant to teenagers and their families.”