The VAV Theatre for Dialogue program trains peer theatre educators to use theatre as a tool to create dialogue around issues that are sometimes difficult to talk about: dating, red flags, sexual assault, boundaries and consent. Students are trained through a two-semester academic class. Find out more here: Become a Theatre for Dialogue Peer Educator.
Current Theatre for Dialogue Performances:
"I like, LIKE you"...Exploring Relationships is a VAV Theatre for Dialogue program that examines hook-ups, break-ups, conflict and communication in romantic relationships. Characters explore a variety of relationship situations – how do relationships begin and end? How do both people get what they want, and what if they don't want the same thing? "I like, LIKE you" uses performance and dialogue to ask the audience "what does healthy mean to you?"
Get Sexy. Get Consent. is a highly interactive performance designed to examine how we negotiate issues surrounding sex, consent, boundaries, and safer sex. Participants have the opportunity to engage with the presentation in various ways, based on their own level of comfort. Get Sexy. Get Consent. explores situations of abstinence, long-term relationships and one-night-stands and is relevant for all genders and sexualities.
Theatre for Dialogue performances are excellent for starting conversations within student groups, academic classes or programs, staff and faculty associations, campus and community organizations, conferences, and training situations. Scenarios are individualized in order to highlight issues relevant to specific populations. All performances are free to the UT community!