Yes Yes Yes is a theatre show for New Zealand senior secondary students about sex, consent and fostering healthy behaviours in relationships.

Based on Eleanor and Karin’s production Jane Doe, which examined rape culture and consent, Yes Yes Yes has been created specifically with, and for, Year 12 and 13 students in New Zealand, in response to overwhelming feedback to Jane Doe in Auckland and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017.

Yes Yes Yes aligns with best practice sexual assault prevention education in New Zealand, and was developed in consultation with Rape Prevention Education in Auckland, NZ. 

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


  • 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


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


  • “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


  • “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