Being Frank: a theatre-based education program about trans and gender diversity

  • Event Date: 31/03/2020
  • Time: 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Location: Deakin Downtown 727 Collins Street, Tower #2, Level 12 Melbourne
  • Contact Name: Lisa Hanna or Erica Hunt
  • Contact Email: [email protected]

Deakin University’s theatre-based education program, Being Frank, can form an important component of a local strategy for anti-discrimination and respectful relationships. The program has been successfully delivered in secondary schools, workplaces, and universities. Being Frank is produced by Deakin University in partnership with Transgender Victoria.

The program consists of a 30-35 minute theatrical piece plus a moderated post-performance panel discussion. In the play we follow the journey of a young trans person, family and friends, introducing a variety of different perspectives. The script of the play remains unchanged from performance to performance, but the format of the post-performance discussion is tailored to the local setting, circumstances, and anti-discrimination/respectful relationships activities happening locally. When delivered in a particular setting, panel members include those from relevant local agencies, and the discussion serves to introduce people to the local resources that are available. A panel member from Transgender Victoria is provided as part of the program package.

This event offers people, especially those who are considering bringing the program into their setting, a chance to see a performance of the theatrical piece that forms the first part of the program, followed by a short Q and A session with members of the production team. Please note: This is NOT a full delivery of the program.

We encourage you to arrive from 4pm for coffee and tea, and the theatrical piece will start at 4.15 pm sharp

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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