Students of Archbishop Blanch High School present ‘The Voice Within’ – an original performance inspired by article 6 of the UN Children’s Rights: ‘You have the right to be alive’. Our story follows a teenage girl called Maya who feels useless, unloved and misunderstood. Depressed and alone, Maya contemplates taking her own life. As she sits on her bed writing her suicide note, she wonders whether there is anyone who would care if she disappeared; or worse, if anyone would even notice. Will Maya go through with her plan or will she have the strength to find ‘the voice within’ and seek help?
This piece unites acting, dancing, movement, voice and film to showcase the abundance of talent quickly emerging from Archbishop Blanch Performance. ’The Voice Within’ is dedicated to all of the students at Archbishop Blanch, especially those who inspired the piece by bravely sharing their personal experiences.