24 March 2015

Voices of Young Adults: ice&fire performance

News and events

On 2 March at the T2A National Conference, human rights theatre company, ice&fire, performed an original script created verbatim from the words of young adults who have been supported by three of the T2A Pathway projects.


Six 18-25 year olds were interviewed by researchers in January and February this year, and the transcripts from these were cut down into a 20 minute script, before being performed by professional young actors.


This powerful and moving performance highlighted many of the important issues related to young adults involved in the criminal justice process, including young adults’ views on the causes of their offending behaviour, regret for the harm caused, their willingness to change, the consistency of family breakdown, and their good and bad experiences of police, courts and prison.


You can view the 20 minute performance below.