Me/You/Us/Them: Respect existence or expect resistance
Me/You/Us/Them - upcoming show at BATS
Respect existence or expect resistance
“Society has parted men from man, neglectful of the human heart”
There are defining moments in people’s lives which cause change, a transition, moments that create a movement internally and shape them into a unique being, created by these experiences. Our personal experiences are vastly different from each other’s, and so, we are all by nature diverse. We are all different. We are in a constant state of change.
The Whitireia Stage & Screen students are proud to present ME/YOU/US/THEM; part verbatim, part fact, part fiction, it is an exciting new devised work exploring the tolerance/intolerance of diversity.
Both confronting and questioning, moving and revelatory, this is an honest and personal insight into those who live with labels, of social conditioning, of how people see themselves changing from one state to another.
The company will share real stories from the transgender, disabled, mental health and wider communities, posing the questions: How do we deal with change? What expectations do we place on ourselves and society? How do we accept reality as opposed to the ideal?
Through the highs and the lows, the acceptance and the hurt, ME/YOU/US/THEM aims to celebrate, not condemn, to highlight and normalise perceived differences, and to show that society is constantly transitioning.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it,” – Harper Lee.
ME/YOU/US/THEM will premiere at BATS Theatre in Wellington at 7pm onTuesday the 22nd September and runs until Saturday the 26th of September.
BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce
book online at bats.co.nz or call 04 802 4175
Group 6+ $13.00