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Opening Doors Tantrum

“It was confronting but helped me to realise that what seemed normal at home isn’t necessarily right”
“An excellent play that touched on important issues that our young people face everyday”
“An extremely worthwhile theatrical experience”

Opening Doors
is an interactive theatre-in-education experience that aims to provide legal information around the issues of domestic violence and sexting for Year 10 students. Opening Doors employs emerging professional actors from Tantrum as performers. The show is unique in that while it has a central narrative, is also allows the audience to ask questions and to interact with the actors as well as with a real solicitor and police officer who feature in the performance. Counselors and legal service providers who are able to provide support and information for students both during and after the performance are present.

Opening Doors is delivered in partnership with the Hunter CLSD (Cooperative Legal Service Delivery) program. The aim of the CLSD program is to improve outcomes for economically and social disadvantaged community members by building cooperative and strategic networks with key legal services and community organisations.

Written and Directed by: Tamara Gazzard
Currently seeking funding for 2017

With support from our Hunter CLSD partner, Tantrum Youth Arts was able to offer the play free of charge to 8 schools in the Hunter in 2014. 91% of these schools said that students' knowledge about Domestic Violence had increased after their students saw the show, and that they would be very keen to host the play again.

Thanks to the support of the James N. Kirby Foundation, Tantrum Youth Arts and CLSD were thrilled to
be able to offer the play free of charge to selected schools in the Hunter in Term 2, 2016. A further 10 schools attended performances at the Black Box Theatre at Newcastle Community Arts Centre free of charge in Term 3, thanks to the support of nib foundation.

For more information please contact Tamara at Tantrum Youth Arts on 4929 7279 or