My Mind Matters
produced by Broken Hearted Youth
“Is it safe to come out now?”
Broken Hearted Youth presents My Mind Matters, an evening of monologues, music and spoken word by young writers and performers who have graduated from the company’s SEARCH PARTY community initiative.
For the past two years Broken Hearted Youth have been working locally with young people to write and perform monologues on the subject of mental health. The young people you’ll see have been working with the company throughout the various lockdowns on honing their creative voice.
We promise a unique opportunity to witness the next generation of local stage and screen talent.
If you want an insight into how young people think and feel in this century, we welcome you with open arms.
Broken Hearted Youth is a film and theatre company based in Lewisham. We believe in collaborating with young people on work that provokes a wider social conversation, whilst bridging the growing gap between access to education and the arts.
#MyMindMatters is supported by Lewisham’s Creative Enterprise Zone and SHAPESLewisham. We are proud to partner with The Jack Studio Theatre to bring live performance back into the local area.
FRICTION Written and performed by Madeline Bejat
A piece examining Dissociative Identity Disorder (a never ending war where the battlefield is the human body). Character A unconditionally loves her mother, but Character B speaks cruel truths about reality. Who’s going to win?
OBVIOUSLY I’M PROBLEMATIC Written and performed by Pedro Small
A young man tries to define his own destiny, but is challenged by the people closest to him.
WISH YOU WERE HERE Written and performed by Nicole Diazarias
Feeling betrayed, Esme struggles with the question of whether to forgive or forget her childhood friend.
THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM Written and performed by Carina Alexandra
A shy and insecure girl tries to find the strength within to journey from self-hate to self-love.
FEB 17 2022 (poem) Written and performed by Nami Mavunga
I was told from a young age…
AQUAPHOBIA Written and performed by Harvey Sanders
A monologue exploring the impact of an unfair education system on young people’s mental health.
ARE WE NOT THE SAME? Written and performed by Lucky Asare
A man finds his opinions hard to express, in a society that challenges his belief in a better world.
WHY SAY IT NOW? Written and performed by Thomas King
Trapped between fear and friendship, only one thing can set Callum free… The Truth.
I MET A GIRL (song) Written and performed by Morgan Seward
I met a really nice girl and we went for dinner and dancing. It was then we decided to go for it
THE TRUTH WE SPEAK Written and performed by Nami Mavunga
New Orleans, 1950: Aubrey Browne is sitting in an interview room in prison with the full knowledge she is going to be put to death for a crime she didn’t commit. Aubrey Browne’s story is fictional, but inspired by true events.
IDENTITY Written and performed by Carina Alexandra
A young girl who has never felt like she belonged goes on a journey to find her true self.
LOVE IN THE TIME OF LOCKDOWN Written and performed by Thomas King
A lonely boy in isolation finds love in the strangest of ways.
AND THEN I GO OUTSIDE Written and performed by Pedro Small
Ray is a level 57 wizard on a quest to rid the world of evil. And then he goes outside…
3AM SHADOWPLAY (spoken word) Written and performed by Ray Vasely
How about I try something with my guitar?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Written and performed by Harvey Sanders
Lacking support from his father, Hugo looks to the beyond for guidance.
THE SUNNY SIDE Written and performed by Nicole Diazarias
Sunny is stuck with depression… everyone else is stuck with Sunny.
FIGHT OR FLIGHT Written and performed by Madeline Bejat
Becky is in training for the toughest match of her career – oh – and she’s also in love with her boxing coach.
LIFE, WHAT IS IT? Written and performed by Lucky Asare
A young man gives advice to his peers about his perception of what life should be.
Running time: two hours including interval
Includes themes of mental health, 14+.
Press for previous productions
Funny, engaging, poignant, and utterly delightful. ★★★★★ One4Review
The energy on display is formidable. ★★★★ The Metropolis
Fast, funny, and approachable theatre. ★★★★ Everything Theatre
Vibrant physical theatre and powerful acting. ★★★★ Three Weeks
Expertly conceived, cleverly restored and inventively staged. Fringe Review
My Mind Matters
written and performed by members of the company’s SEARCH PARTY ENSEMBLE
Directed by Rob Adams & Michael van der Put
Art work by Madeline Bejat
Produced by Broken Hearted Youth
Broken Hearted Youth would like to acknowledge Joseph Ackerman, Joshua Ashley, Blair Davis & Corey Montague-Sholay for their contributions to the long term creative development of this performance.
Performed by members of the SEARCH PARTY ENSEMBLE