Putting youth is­sues on line

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Stage -

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.

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