In the wake of the #MeToo movement, conversations about sexual impropriety are front and center in our collective consciousness. Yet, we seem to have collective amnesia when it comes to our own teenage years and the lack of honest, accurate information we received about our bodies. How do we as a society frame conversations about healthy relationships and consent with young people when many among us refuse to discuss comprehensive sex education? What harm is “abstinence only” education doing to the American psyche?
In Cry Havoc Theater Company’s newest devised work, the company discusses the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees…..and how “the talk” has become so politically divisive in our culture.
Founded in 2014 by Mara Richards Bim, Cry Havoc Theater Company makes provocative theatre with young people, and in doing so, challenges audience expectations of what youth theatre can be. The company is uncompromising in its belief that young people have the intellectual appetite and emotional maturity to tackle complex, provocative material. And they are dedicated to providing serious (and seriously talented) young people the opportunity to create artistically viable theatre under the direction of professional artists, regardless of their financial means.