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.

It would be good to see this production [Jane Doe] rolled out in classrooms across the globe
— Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
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CREATIVE TEAM

  • 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

Commissioned by Auckland Live
Supported by Creative NZ, Boosted & Rape Prevention Education (RPE)

 

One of the most relatable, raw portayals of how young people navigate consent
— Student

PRESENTATIONS

intelligent, sensitive, honest, empathetic and insightful – all without a trace of preach
— Theatreview
  • 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

This should be performed in every school in New Zealand
— Student

REVIEWS

  • “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

PRESS

  • “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