Belgrade Youth get creative with confronting lockdown loneliness

Following his first blog introducing our Telling Stories on (the Small) Screen project last week, Senior Youth Theatre member Cameron returns to tell us more about the ideas that his group have been exploring in their Zoom-based sessions.

 

In our latest session we have been working on the subject of loneliness, partly in response to a question posed by one of our group members last week. The question, “Can lockdown break you?” really interested all of us. It’s so relevant to everyone right now and builds on the themes of mental health and anxiety that we’ve explored in previous sessions. It feels like a perfect opportunity to raise awareness about mental health issues, and I’m curious to see where it will take us.

It’s interesting that, while we’re exploring themes of isolation, in this week’s session we’ve been collaborating and working together as a group more than ever. Last week I wrote about how I felt that we needed to look at ways of working outside of our individual boxes and sync our work together. This week, we’ve been brainstorming different ways of doing this and have started working on a curtain-raiser for our final project.