With close to 30,000 domestic violence incidents reported in NSW alone last financial year*, we are proud to support Tantrum Theatre with the rollout of an interactive performance that aims to inform and empower young people on the issues of domestic violence and sexting.
Our funding will be used to present the theatre-in-education experience, Opening Doors, to more than 2,000 year 10 students across the Central Coast and Hunter region in terms two and three next year.
This will be the second time students are exposed to this influential program following the success of its flagship screening in 2014, where 91 per cent of participating schools said that students' knowledge about domestic violence had increased after seeing the show.
The audience will have the opportunity to interact with the actors, as well as with a real solicitor and police officer who feature in the performance. There will also be counsellors and legal service providers on hand at the performances to provide support and information to students in need.
*Source: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research