Unacceptable & Invictus
The same cast can perform either ‘Unacceptable’ or ‘Invictus’. Please read below to decide which project is best for your school, educational setting or training event. For information on booking or to enquire about either play click here.
Unacceptable – Raising awareness around Sexism & Sexist Behaviours
“The performance addressed issues of sexism, sexual harassment and sexist attitudes. This was a key aspect of our students’ PSHE education and gave students the opportunity to raise any concerns.”
– Stamford Welland Academy, Lincolnshire
Sexism, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence are, unfortunately, an issue for every school in every community in the UK. In order to combat these issues, we need to understand and raise awareness of what they are, what creates them and what can be done to expose and respond to the harmful attitudes that perpetuate harassment and gender injustice.
Friends Oli and Kalyn confront their friend Adam, who has been saying and posting some worrying things lately. They have decided to stage an intervention and are going to explain to Adam what sexism is, the differing forms that it can take and the impact that comments and actions can have.
The project uses simple story-telling and Narrative Theory techniques to cover:-
- What is Sexual Harassment?
- What is Sexist Language?
- What are Sexist Stereotypes, Attitudes and Behaviours?
- Where do these Stereotypes, Attitudes and Behaviours come from, where can they lead and what are their effects?
- What is Consent?
- How can you respond to and/or report these behaviours?
- How do we create lasting change?
Invictus Raising awareness around Adversity, Resilience & Mental Health
“I was particularly impressed by the content and the delivery by the cast. It was just the right mix of message and humour and spot on the money regarding the key messages”.
– Vice Principal, Coleraine Grammar School, Northern Ireland
Soon after ‘Invictus’ piloted in early 2020 the world as we know it changed. For all of us Covid-19 brought concerns around danger, safety and the need to protect ourselves, our families, our loved ones and our friends. For some young people this period of enforced lockdown and social isolation had a massive impact by adding to pre-existing traumas and adversities. For others the global pandemic brought new experiences of change, grief, loss, trauma, toxic stress, anxiety and adversity.
For everyone there was a social disconnect. A requirement for physical distancing, a fracturing of the unwritten rules and conventions by which we run our lives and an atmosphere of fear and anxiety that has led to potentially damaging social and emotional isolation. We realised that the messages that were in the pilot of ‘Invictus’ are now more important and essential than ever.
The play was developed in consultation with young people, youth, social and health workers and psychologists and tells the stories of Amy, a young girl experiencing domestic abuse in her household, Jonny, a young man involved in County Lines and Michael, a young man suffering from neglect.
The play has proven highly effective at covering:-
- Raise awareness of the differing forms of childhood adversity
- Inspire hope and resilience amongst young people that may be experiencing adversity in their lives
- Introduce and discuss Emotional Intelligence
- Introduce and discuss the skills and behaviours that can help young people successfully navigate a whole host of critical life moments
- Sign-post where young people can go to for help and advice.
For information on booking or enquiring about either play click here.
Each play lasts 55 minutes, including post-show talk
4m x 4m
Ground Level – End On
- Young People (year 7+)
- Parents, carers, teachers & professionals working with young people
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