Brainstorm

Inside every adolescent brain, 86 billion neurons connect and collide to produce the most frustrating, chaotic and exhilarating changes that will ever happen to us.

Play title:  Brainstorm

Author (s):  Ned Glasier; Emily Lim; Sarah-Jayne Blakemore; Company Three (Theatre company: London, England)

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

Publication Date: 2016

Genre: Drama

Primary Discipline: Neuroscience

Secondary Discipline: Psychology

Scientist (s): Fictional

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown: 5 Male, 5 Female

Michael Adewale, Doyin Ajiboye, Sama Aunallah, Yaamin Chowdhury, Jack Hughes, Noah Landoni, Gracia Kayindo, Tyrel Phan, Serafina Willow, Segen Yosife

Setting: Varies

Time Period: Present Day

Synopsis of Play: Inside every adolescent brain, 86 billion neurons connect and collide to produce the most frustrating, chaotic and exhilarating changes that will ever happen to us. Brainstorm is a unique theatrical investigation into how teenagers’ brains work, and why they’re designed by evolution to be the way that they are. (play text cover blurb, Nick Hern Books)

First Performance Date: March 2013

First Producer: Platform Islington

Performance History: A scratch version of Brainstorm was performed at Platform Islington in March 2013. The plays directors were Ned Glasier and Emily Lim with lighting design by Jo Town and sound design by Elena Pena. The new published version of the show was first performed at Park Theatre, London, in January 2015, then at the National Theatre in July 2015 and April 2016. Brainstorm was adapted for BBC iPlayer in November 2015 as part of BBC’s Live From Television Centre, produced in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre and Arts Council England.

Links:

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/jul/26/brainstorm-nt-temporary-theatre-islington-community-theatre-review

http://www.companythree.co.uk/brainstorm/

https://vimeo.com/151931227

Entered by: Meaghan Yesford

Photo/Visual Research with citations
                          

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Photo: Company Three, National Theatre, 2016                  Photo: Company Three, National Theatre, 2016

                                             

Photo: Company Three, National Theatre, 2016                   Photo: Company Three, National Theatre, 2016

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