YES YES YES

A theatre show for 16 - 18 year olds about the stuff that matters - consent, sex, identifying unhealthy behaviours in our relationships, and fostering healthy ones.

photo by Andi Crown Photography

photo by Andi Crown Photography

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

Powerful theatre navigating the essential conversation around consent. 

Jane and Josh 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 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.

 
intelligence, sensitivity, honesty, empathy and insight – all without a trace of preach...this is a show that needs to be presented in every high school in the country.
— Theatreview
 

Crafted by Eleanor Bishop (Boys, Mrs. Warren’s Profession) and Karin McCracken (Jane Doe, Body Double) in cahoots with students from Epsom Girls Grammar School, Papakura High School and Rape Prevention Education, Yes Yes Yes is a theatre show for 16 - 18 year olds about the stuff that matters - consent, sex, identifying unhealthy behaviours in our relationships, and fostering healthy ones.

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 response to overwhelming feedback to Jane Doe in Auckland and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year.

Shows are often followed by a 30-minute post show forum with the co-creators and a recommended sexual violence educator.


Originally commissioned by Auckland Live.

 
A vital conversation facilitated in a really safe space
— Audience member
 

Created by ELEANOR BISHOP & KARIN MCCRACKEN
Performed by KARIN MCCRACKEN
Directed by ELEANOR BISHOP
Lighting Design by RACHEL MARLOW
Production Management by RUBY REIHANA-WILSON
Produced by HELEN SHEEHAN (for Zanetti Productions)
Executive Producer: LYDIA ZANETTI (for Zanetti Productions)
Presented by ZANETTI PRODUCTIONS


SEASONS

IN DEVELOPMENT: January - June 2018

27 - 28 February 2019, Hamilton Gardens Festival

17 - 21 June 2019
Schools showings at Auckland Live, NZ

5 April 2019
Kerikeri High School as part of UpSurge Festival’s Schools Programme

2 May 2019
Southland Arts Festival Schools Programme

28 May - 1 June 2019
BATS Theatre [booking details to come]

18, 21-22 June 2019
Auckland Live (public performances)
Schools performances across this whole week

MORE PUBLIC SHOWS AROUND NZ COMING SOON!