Grades 7-12

Consent

by Mieko Ouchi

As we know from so many stories and headlines in the news… sex isn’t just about anatomy, but about individual rights, gender equality, personal conduct and respect.

After a confusing sexual encounter, a young couple must grapple with the emotional aftermath. Was there consent? The passionate discussion that follows opens up an exploration of sexual consent and what it means for both parties involved.
Generously supported by the Edmonton Community Foundation’s Vital Signs Program, the Wuchien Michael Than Foundation and the Alberta Status of Women, Consent will help students learn about their individual rights, gender equality, personal conduct and respect. Community Partners, the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton and Compass Sexual Wellness will also be working with us to build the educator materials and provide follow up workshops. Thanks to the assistance of the Alberta Status of Women, we are able to offer the show at a substantially subsidized rate to schools across the Province.

Theatre and story-telling are powerful ways to connect with teens, to learn about positive relationships and become respectful partners. I am proud to partner with Concrete Theatre on this creative approach to preventing sexual violence in Alberta.

Stephanie McLean, Minister of Status of Women 2018

Credits

Featuring:
Bobbi Goddard*
Richard Lee Hsi*
Carmela Sison*

Directed by Mieko Ouchi*
Assistant Directed by Suzie Martin
Stage Managed by Troy O’Donnell*

Production Designer Adam Tsuyoshi Turnbull
Sound Design/Composer Dave Clarke
Projection and Animation Designer Kim Clegg
Lighting Designer Patrick Beagan
Costumer Betty Kolodziej
Touring Technician Perry Harris
Dramaturg Caroline Howarth

Touring Sexual Health Professionals:
Shannah Barros, Nikki Bernier, Tamar Dinner, Annette Klevgaard, Brian Parker

Publicist: Megan Dart & Catch The Keys

*Concrete Theatre is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) and engages, under the terms of the Canadian Theatre Agreement, professional artists who are members of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

Resources

Sexual Health, Sexual Consent, Relationships, Boundary Setting, Decision-making, Communication.

Grades 7-9: Identify the effects of social influences on sexuality and gender roles & equity; Examine the influences on personal decision making for responsible sexual behavior; Identify/describe the responsibilities & consequences associated with involvement in a sexual relationship: Evaluate implications and consequences of sexual assault on a victim;

Grades 10-12: Identify expectations & commitments in various relationships; Explain the role of trust & ways to establish trust in a relationship; Examine aspects of healthy sexuality & responsible sexual behavior; Explain the ongoing responsibility for being sexually healthy; Analyze strategies for choosing responsible & respectful sexual expression.

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