Yes Yes Yes is a new theatre show for audiences aged 14 - 22, which explores the themes and teaches skills around consent, sex, and healthy relationships. Combining innovative and engaging theatre craft with best-practice consent education teaching, Yes Yes Yes provides a safe emotional space for audiences to engage with these challenging issues. Based on Eleanor Bishop's critically acclaimed work Jane Doe, Yes Yes Yes was created specifically for young people. We worked with Rape Prevention Education as advisors to ensure we were role modelling safe behaviour and also enlisted the help of Year 13 students from three secondary schools - Papakura High School and Epsom Girls' Grammar School in Auckland, and Newlands College in Wellington - to make sure we were speaking their language. Yes Yes Yes is performed solo by Karin McCracken, and it incorporates projected interviews with young people, opportunities for audience members to join the performance on stage, and a live text-in forum for the audience to respond to the show as it unfolds. This builds a community experience which we believe not only harnesses the energy from #metoo and #timesup but also moves the conversation forward in a spirit of pragmatism and hope.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Karin McCracken (Co-Creator & Performer) is an actor and theatre-maker, whose most recent performance work includes Mrs Warren's Profession, Body Double, Jane Doe, and It's a Trial. Karin is also a specialist educator in sexual violence prevention training, delivering this work in schools and workplaces for the 'Sexual Abuse Prevention Network' in Wellington.
Eleanor Bishop (Co-Creator & Director) is a writer and director creating feminist theatre. Her most recent work includes George Bernard Shaw's Mrs Warren's Profession (ATC 2018), Body Double (created with Julia Croft & Karin McCracken) STAB Commission 2017, Silo (Auckland Arts Festival 2018) and Jane Doe (Most Original Production - Wellington Theatre Awards 2018).