A life-long love of the arts can begin by nurturing and supporting young people's interests in performance and creativity.
Published: Mon 20 Jun, 2022
Last week, students from across Tāmaki Makaurau and the wider regions filled the Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre to see YES YES YES, an important theatre work covering the topics of consent, desire and healthy relationships.
Created by the award-winning duo, Karin McCracken and Eleanor Bishop, YES YES YES is a unique work - part confession, part documentary, part open conversation, the show is an essential conversation starter for teenagers, parents, and anyone seeking to create positive change in the lives of our rangatahi. The work blends audience interaction and interviews from Kiwi teenagers with a captivating solo performance, creating a powerful and important piece of theatre.
"It has been so satisfying as an artist to make something for a very specific group of people -16-18-year old’s, and to work with so many amazing young people as part of the process." - Eleanor Bishop, Director
At Auckland Live, we love introducing the next generation of tamariki and students to the performing arts through a wide range of shows and events, like YES YES YES. Did you know, Auckland Live has collaborated with several Aotearoa contemporary theatre companies to create a series of Auckland Live Digital Education Packs? The packs are specially designed for the New Zealand secondary school NCEA programme. Find out more below: