We changed our initial party scene, into a 'flairing' routine with the overlapping of calorie counting, showing her obsessiveness towards her weight. We changed the scene as we believed the naturalistic party was cringe worthy and awkward.
Tomorrow when you get the bus...everyone thinks you stupid, weird, ugly
Everyone's gonna look at you....what if you say the wrong thing?
We fined our last spoken word piece since I believed it was to similar to the entry poem. Therefore instead, Laura solely spoke while Dolly and I created her emotions with movement, it demonstrated the feeling of 'giving in'.
The pressure to be perfect...
I'm a prisoner in my own mind...
I won't talk about depression...
We added this scene, as we wanted to get across the forever doubting thoughts with a person struggling with anxiety. Therefore, Laura is seen dreaming whilst Dolly and I harass her with stresses and doubts.
I'm lily, not student 104, lily
I won't eat... I can't eat.
I've wasted so much of my youth hiding in my room.
This recurring school scene is effective as it guides the audience from one issue to another.
We layered all our poems over each other to create an overwhelming and climatic atmosphere.
Our final scene is a support group, where our teens go to seek help. It is a piece of hope yet there is still a thought at the back of your mind of it being to late, youth has already been consumed by these problems. You question the route of these mental health problems and whether they would have ever begun if there wasn't so much unnecessary stress put on them today.