Developed in partnership with Reconciliation SA, Like Me Like You is an interactive performance for students in years one to three. It explores all of the different people, cultures, and stories that make up Australia today; from the First Nations people who have been here for thousands of years, to the new migrants who’ve just arrived!
Kids will meet three characters who will take them through a series of short scenes. With songs, dance, puppets and stories about what makes you, like me, like you.
The show is presented with three characters and one facilitator. The facilitator is a woman of colour, one character is white Australian, one is first nations Australian, and there are two versions of the work for the third character; an Asian Australian or a Muslim Australian. This means that the work can be adapted best for actor availability, and for the cultural make-up of the local area and audiences.
Like Me, Like You was created by Australia’s leading forum theatre company ActNow Theatre after strong demand from primary schools sector following the success of their anti-racism production for years 7 – 12, Responding to Racism. A development run happened throughout 2018 with close partnership with the Department of Education, Catholic Education SA, and the Association of Independent Schools of South Australia.
The work will premiere at the DreamBIG Festival 2019
22 – 24 May 2019