Prudes, sluts, users and the used – in a carousel of episodic scenes, Like Sex a bold play written by 2015 and 2016 Playmarket b425 Playwright award winner Nathan Joe, tears into the tropes of teenage sex as social, political and sexual desires smash together with no sign of slowing down.
We talked to the director Chye-Ling Huang, founder of Proudly Asian Theatre (PAT), about the show, the impact that art can have on fostering social change, and why sex education is failing in schools.
According to our own Jennifer Kirby, the show succeeds by “combining confrontational spirit with a surprising tenderness and empathy towards the pressures faced by teenagers, moving beyond the controversial allure of a socially taboo topic and offering an engrossing, provocative study of teenage (sexual) relations within the microcosmic society of high school.” You can read her full review here.
What: Like Sex
When: 6.30pm, 24 May – 3 June
Where: The Basement Theatre
Who: Directed by Chye-Ling Huang; written by Nathan Joe; Cast: Reuben Bowen, Bronwyn Ensor, Zak Enayat, Amber Liberté, Valeria Mendoza-Davis, William Moffatt, and Bianca Paine.
Tickets: Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased here.