‘Elephant In The Room’ is an brand new production that explores a number of contemporary youth concerns, and from young people’s own perspectives. Entertaining and poignant, this is a show for teens, their parents, for teachers and service providers.
‘Elephant In The Room’ is our first socially-engaged theatre performance of 2017. So, mark January 28th in your diaries, and join us for the show right here in our own backyard at Creative Regions HQ.
Socially-engaged theatre can be described as “theatre in the service of social change” (Prentki and Preston, 2009, p. 12). It is a social, participatory, community-centric process that aims to lift the curtain on subjects that are silenced or ignored, reveal alternate perspectives and provoke important questions. ‘Elephant In The Room’ explores the tricky, confusing subjects of sexting, social media use, dating, anxiety and suicide – topics that Bundaberg’s youth have identified as some of the biggest issues the young people in our community currently face.
Our Creative Producer Di Wills spent many months working with youth-focussed srvice providers and local teenagers to build the script for ‘Elephant In The Room’. Countless interviews with high school chaplains, counsellors and other professionals, and workshops with teenagers have led to a theatre piece that examines the complexities of managing privacy, personal identity, and relationships in a fully digitised world.
One show only on January 28th, 7pm. Venue: the backyard at Creative Regions HQ, 67 Perry Street, Bundaberg North. Cost: $10.