Putting youth issues on line
THEATRE-in-education work Not Me has been devised by upper-school students from The Actors’ Hub and examines issues of truth and identity in our contemporary online world of communication and disconnection.
Director Hermione Gehle said the production raised awareness of the pitfalls from too much dependence on social media and helped audiences to combat the issues facing today’s youth.
“Social media and technology are a part of everyone’s daily life and modern youth know a world where it is all-pervasive,” Gehle said.
“Giving young people a platform to present, discuss and investigate issues we can all relate to is empowering.
“The play looks at the thoughts, opinions, issues and concepts that plague our society today and the discussions prompted from that might help audiences face and deal with those situations.”
Not Me is at Subiaco Arts Centre, March 26-28.