Jamie and Ari like each other. Karin and Tom do too. 😊
They might be at two separate parties, but their stories are identical.
Until they really aren’t.
Part confession, part documentary, part open conversation, YES YES YES is a theatre show created for young people that explores the knotty and necessary topics of healthy relationships, desire and consent.
This latest work from award-winning duo Karin McCracken and Eleanor Bishop blends audience interaction with a captivating solo performance, and features in-depth interviews with teenagers from around Aotearoa-New Zealand.
Written by: Eleanor Bishop & Karin McCracken
Performance: Karin McCracken
Direction: Eleanor Bishop
Lighting Design: Rachel Marlow for Filament 11
Producer: Helen Sheehan for Zanetti Productions
Executive Producer: Lydia Zanetti for Zanetti Productions
Production Management: Ruby Reihana-Wilson
Workshop participants and interview subjects: Epsom Girls Grammar School, Papakura High School & Newlands College
Drama Teacher Liaisons: Anna Richardson (EGGS), Anita Imlach (PHS) & Jo Matheson (NC)
Videographer: Sacha Stejko & Jack O’Donnell
Production Photography: Jinki Cambronero
Hamilton Garden Arts Festival, Hamilton, NZ, February 27-28, 2019
Kerikeri High School, Upsurge Festival, Bay of Islands, NZ, April 5, 2019
James Hargest College, Southland Arts Festival, Invercargill, NZ, May 2, 2019
BATS Theatre, Wellington, NZ, May 28- June 1, 2019
Auckland Live, Auckland, NZ, June 17-22, 2019
“Intelligent, sensitive, honest, empathetic, insightful” Sarah Nathan, Theatreview, February 28, 2019
“Should you go? Yes. Yes Yes. Yes Yes Yes. Yes Yes Yes.” Hannah Banks, Theatreview, May 29, 2019
Hannah Banks, Radio NZ, May 29, 2019
“Consent culture”, Brigitte Knight, Theatrescenes, June 1, 2019
“In review: Yes Yes Yes”, Nidha Khan, Tearaway, June 19, 2019
“Why you should say yes yes yes to sexual violence prevention play”, Dionne Christian, NZ Herald, June 21, 2019
“Should we teach 'Just say no' or YES YES YES?” TVNZ’s Re:, July 2018
“The myth of the tortured artist: How New Zealand is safeguarding mental health in the arts”, George Fenwick, NZ Herald, November 25, 2018
“A play about consent for teens”, Jesse Mulligan, Radio NZ, February 26, 2019
“YES YES YES uses theatre as a tool for educating teens about consent”, Alice Webb-Liddall, The Spinoff, May 26, 2019
“Talking with teenagers about consent and healthy relationships”, Kathryn Ryan, Radio NZ, May 27, 2019
“We Need To Talk About Sex In Schools”, India Essuah, The Pantograph Punch, May 28, 2019