Byron Youth Theatre

Byron Youth Theatre’s new original production Loves Me Loves Me Not — a dynamic and thought provoking play — once again displays the skill and talent of the eleven BYT cast members who are aged between 14–30 years. Loves Me Loves Me Not explores issues of consent and responsible relationships.

The cast have students from Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, Byron Bay High School, Lindisfarne and Trinity College.

It refers to and includes references to abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. BYT is well known for their honest and open exploration of important issues and provides an excellent opportunity for parents, caregivers, teachers and youth-related organisations to engage young people in meaningful conversations on the topics raised.
Loves Me Loves Me Not follows several different relationships that intertwine and gives a powerful platform for both young people and adults to express their hopes, fears, confusion and deep longing about how we develop meaningful connection with one another. It includes live music, choreographed dance and dramatic scenes.
The cast attended the Wheel of Consent Training and Actor Boundaries and Professional Intimacy Consent workshops in the development of this original play. Funded by the Northern Rivers Community Foundation and Women’s Resource Service, the production also received a generous donation from Global Ripple, a strong advocate in the prevention of violence towards women and children. It is proudly supported by Byron Youth Service and Brunswick Picture House.