On the Edge, a new piece of Forum theatre originally devised with West Sussex County Youth Theatre.
The piece begins by showing glimpses into the lives of three young students who all have the potential to become involved in an act of violent extremism inspired by a social or political cause.
The audience is asked to choose the character which they believe most likely to have carried out a violent act. The majority character plays out their story leading up to the preparation and detonation of a small bomb.
Following the play, a workshop provides the opportunity for the audience to question the characters and explore the motivations behind their behaviour. The cast also forum the main scenes with the audience, taking advice and acting out alternative, more positive outcomes for the characters.
It aims to engage staff and students on how to support disenfranchised, alienated students who are at risk of political radicalization toward violent extremism.
Key Stage 3/4