Controversial issues tackled by Kepnock performers
TACKLING controversial issues and taking theatre to the street was all apart of the performance when Kepnock State High School drama students took to the Bundaberg CBD.
For just under 50 students from two Year 10 classes, it was their first public performance outside of the school.
Drama teachers Kylie Butler and Michele Priestly guided the students through the performances after they were asked to choose a topic to highlight.
"Mrs Priestley's class chose stalking, in particular online stalking, and my class chose obesity because we know Bundaberg has one of the highest rates in Queensland," she said.
"They are both confrontational issues but we wanted to use the performance to make the audience more aware and to encourage conversation about it."
Mrs Butler said to prepare for the performance they investigated the issue.
"We looked at statistics and the students were a little bit worried about the topic - they didn't want to offend anyone," he said.
"But then they started performing and the reactions from the audience were encouraging.
"We encourage the audience to dance at the end as a way of getting people moving and we had a bit of a flash mob at the end with everyone joining in."